The geo-political make up of our country is always a fascinating topic, especially when it comes to employment law. As we all know, employment law and labor law are both incredibly fast changing and responsive to politics. Sexual Harassment Training, Marijuana Legalization, and Paid Sick Leave have all been recent Employment Law waves that have passed through the country. A new one to add to the list now is Pay Transparency, specifically in job postings.
New York City and California were the most recent locales to jump on board, requiring employers to provide the pay range and a summary of benefits on any job posting within the state and city. However, Colorado and Washington have been implementing this law for some time. It is only natural that other states like Oregon, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois will follow suit, not to mention specific municipalities and counties (looking at you Jersey City which also mandates salary postings). It is important to note as well, that if you post a job which is remote, allowable from anywhere in the U.S., then you must include the required ranges as it would be considered “posted” in each of those states and/or cities.
As the workforce continues to shift and change and expanding more to remote work, it’s important to be aware of the state requirements where you have employees. Staying on top of the ever-changing state jurisprudence is complicated, but we are here to help! We have a chart for a fixed fee that reviews all the pay transparency laws in all 50 states, not just requiring job postings. Please reach out to me, Attorney Wendy Hansen, for more information.