NYC Pay History Ban May Face Legal Challenge, Official Says

Law360, New York (April 5, 2017, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Wednesday approved legislation to ban employers from requesting or using job applicants’ salary history when making hiring decisions, a measure intended to address gender-based wage disparities. But New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, a key supporter, told Law360 that she expects a legal challenge from business groups.

The law, known as Introduction 1253-A, makes it illegal for any employer or employment agency in New York City to ask about an applicant’s salary history, including benefits, or search any publicly...
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