Nantasha Williams
councilmember | New York, NY

Requirement for Employers to Post Minimum and Maximum Salary Information

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship

2023 Ideas Challenge Entry

New York City Councilmember Nantasha Williams’s bill would revise local salary disclosure laws to clarify that the law that requires employers to include the minimum and maximum salary ranges that apply to both employees who are paid hourly and those who receive an annual salary. A person would not be able to bring a lawsuit against an employer based on this law unless that individual is a current employee who is bringing an action against their employer for advertising a job, promotion, or transfer without posting a minimum and maximum hourly wage or annual salary. This bill would also clarify that the penalty for the first violation of this law would be zero, and employers would have 30 days to correct the violation. This bill would also move the effective date of Local Law 32 of 2022 to November 1, 2022.


The Committee on Civil & Human Rights (CCHR), which Williams Chairs, has started receiving complaints about employers failing to comply with the transparency law. Williams plans to enact legislation to study the overall pay equity of the city after a few years of the full implementation of the law to see its impact.