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Pay Transparency


As of September 17, 2023, New York State businesses with four or more employees are required to list compensation ranges for designated job opportunities, promotions, and transfers. These ranges consist of the minimum and maximum annual salary or hourly compensation believed to be accurate at the time of posting. Employers must also clearly state if a position is commission-based, and prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who discuss their compensation with coworkers.

The legislation underscores New York's commitment to addressing wage disparities and promoting transparency in compensation practices across the state. It ensures that employees have access to vital compensation information, and empowering them to make informed decisions about their careers.

Proposed regulations to accompany this new law are currently available and were published in the State Register on September 13, 2023. Public comment on the proposed regulations will be accepted for a 60-day period until November 13, 2023. To submit a comment, please send an email to [email protected].

Fact Sheet for Employers

Fact Sheet for Employees and Prospective Employees

File a Complaint

Any current, prospective, or potential employee or applicant who claims to have experienced a violation of this law can file a complaint with New York State Department of Labor. An organization acting on behalf of a current, prospective, or potential employee, or the recognized collective bargaining agent may also file a complaint.

Anyone who wishes to file a complaint or report a violation of New York State’s Pay Transparency Law should contact the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Standards. The Division of Labor Standards can be reached by phone at 1-888-52-LABOR, by email at [email protected], or by visiting the nearest labor standards office. A list of our offices is available at: Division of Labor Standard's Offices.  

If you feel you have been subject to discrimination in the hiring process, you can file a complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights by an online form available here: NYS DHR Complaint Form.

Any job, promotion or transfer opportunity that will be performed in New York City may also be covered by New York City’s Pay Transparency Law. Any complaint regarding a New York City based opportunity may still be addressed to the New York State Department of Labor. You can also report potential violations to the New York City Commission on Human Rights through an online form available here: CCHR Complaint Form.