Harassment & Discrimination Law in New York & Salary History

Harassment & Discrimination Law in New York & Salary History

Governor Cuomo recently signed a new law making it easier for employees to win harassment and discrimination cases and for it to be easier for them to prove their charges.  Click here to read more.

He also signed a law prohibiting employers from asking applicants or current employees for their wage or salary history.  This law goes into effect January 6, 2020.  The purpose of this bill is to prevent further wage discrimination by prohibiting employers from asking for wage or salary history as a requirement for a job interview, job application, job offer, or promotion.  Click here for more information.

Employers are encouraged to review their current hiring and interviewing policies.  They should also ensure that all their supervisors, managers, and employees receive sexual harassment and discrimination prevention training.

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