NYC Jobs Required To Display Salaries On Listings

"Equal Justice Under Law" is carved into the facade of the United States Supreme Court building June 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The court handed down a major civil rights decision toady when it ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, suffered unfair discrimination because of their race when the city scrapped the results of a promotional exam in Ricci v. DeStefano. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Job seekers will now know how much a job is willing to pay before applying according to a new law

It has been reported that a landmark decision to have New York City employers display the salaries of their job openings has gone into effect. On the legislative note, it states, “employers advertising jobs in New York City must include a good faith salary range for every job, promotion, and transfer opportunity advertised.” 

Seher Khawaja, senior attorney for economic empowerment at Legal Momentum said in a statement about the new law, “It puts their feet to the fire to think about how they’re setting pay and to avoid discriminatory practices that were working their way in previously.”He added, “Every employer was an employee once.” 

However, New York’s chambers of commerce oppose the new law and called it, “dissatisfaction in the workforce and demands to adjust existing pay scales that the employer may be unable to afford.” They added, “During a labor shortage, or in the context of achieving diversity goals, the posted maximum may be significantly higher than the historical salary ranges.”

This new law does not require employers to list their benefits package details. What are your thoughts on this?