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SALARY HISTORY/WAGE RANGE DISCLOSURE ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2021 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ


Starting Compensation and Pay Equity in California 

April | California: Guidance released by the California Commission on the Status of Women suggests practices for setting salaries, including determining the company’s compensation philosophy and evaluating internal supply. 

 

New ‘Wage Range’ Disclosure Requirements in Multiple States 

July | National: Several states have enacted pay transparency laws regarding where, when, how and to whom the necessary disclosures must be made, as well as required information. 

 

Nevada Now Among States Requiring Employers to Disclose Wage Ranges & Banning Salary History Inquiries 

July | Nevada: Nevada employers will be required to provide wage or salary range or rate information to new applicants and to employees who apply for promotions or transfers. 

 

Another Round of Illinois Equal Pay Act Amendments 

August | Illinois: Private employers in Illinois with more than 100 employees will be required to obtain an “equal pay registration certificate” from the IDOL. 

 

Rhode Island Amends Pay Equity Law, Bans Salary History Inquiries, and Requires Pay Scale Disclosure 

August | Rhode Island: Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, employers in the state may not rely on wage history when making decisions about hiring or starting salary for new applicants. 

 

Does Your State Prohibit Asking Salary History? 

September | National: Twenty-five salary history laws exist across the country. 

 

Connecticut Must Be Prepared to Disclose Wage Ranges for Vacant Positions Starting October 1

October | Connecticut: A new law in Connecticut will require employers to disclose wage ranges for vacant positions to applicants and employees. 

 

New York City Council Passes Bill That Requires Identifying the Minimum and Maximum Potential Salaries on Virtually All Job Advertisements 

December | New York City: It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer of four or more people or employment agency to advertise for a job without identifying salary range.