The Governor Signs Equal Pay Laws
The passage of these new equal pay laws may affect hiring practices for employers. There are two main provisions that employers are going to need to take into consideration. Businesses can no longer pay people different amounts for similar work. Also, employers cannot ask what an employee was previously paid.
The bill language relating to wage differentials can be found here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S5248/amendment/B
The bill language that prohibits employers from seeking salary history from applicants can be found here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S6549
For more information, please review: https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2019/07/11/new-york-equal-pay-laws-hiring-practices.html