On November 1, New York City employers will be required to include a minimum and maximum salary or hourly wage in job ads. This pay-transparency law makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to post any job listing without the salary or wage information.
While Massachusetts has not enacted a law requiring employers to disclose wage ranges in job listings, the Commonwealth does prohibit employers from retaliating against employees from disclosing or discussing their pay. A bill pending in the legislature, S. 2721, would require covered employers to provide pay range information to employees or applicants upon request. In the past five years, at least seven states — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island and Washington — have enacted pay-transparency laws.