Employers In NYC Must Now Include Expected Salary In All Job Ads

Looking for a new job is hard enough. But employers don't make it easy when they aren't upfront about their salary expectations.

If you live in New York City, all of that is about to change.

The New York City Council recently passed a new law.

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The law, which is expected to take effect in April 2022, will require all employers to post a salary range along with their job listings, Forbes reports.

This is great news for job seekers.

In the wake of labor shortages and employees quitting their positions en masse in search of better, higher paying roles, this will make things so much easier.

It'll also give job seekers more power.

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According to Forbes, applicants generally have to interview with more than three people for up to six months, just for a single job.

And those interviews can be tough.

Forbes writes, "Even in this hot, tight job market, the interview process usually entails enduring some rude behaviors, cancellations of interviews at the last moment, lack of feedback, getting ghosted and receiving a lowball offer."

But knowing the salary upfront changes so much.

Going through the exhausting interview process, only to be presented with an offer that doesn't meet your own salary expectations feels like a huge waste of time.

Knowing upfront how much an employer is offering will help job seekers figure out which jobs they want to apply for.

It may also mean that employers will have to reevaluate how much they're willing to pay their new hires.

This kind of law isn't the first of its kind, either.

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According to JD Supra, there are similar laws regarding employees' right to know salary expectations in other states, including Washington State, California, and Connecticut.

This law only affects NYC.

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Though the New York State Senate and Assembly are looking to enact a similar law that would be state-wide, rather than just local.

It looks like this is part of a new trend in wage transparency laws.

And to be honest, it's about time, don't you think?

h/t Forbes, JD Supra