New York State Joins The Trend Prohibiting Salary History Inquiries
Last week the New York State Legislature approved a bill prohibiting employers from soliciting prior salary information from job applicants. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign on. The new law continues a trend in the state as New York City, Albany County, Westchester County and Suffolk County have previously enacted similar laws. The New York State law is most notable for the relief it provides to aggrieved applicants who can recover lost compensation and attorneys’ fees in a civil action and be awarded injunctive relief.