senate Bill S24

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from prospective employees

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations


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S24 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6342
2019-2020: S51

S24 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from prospective employees; establishes a public awareness campaign.

S24 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S24 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 4, 2017

  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting employers
  from seeking salary history from prospective employees


  Section  1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby finds that New
York should lead the nation in preventing wage discrimination.
  The wage gap between men and women is  one  of  the  oldest  and  most
persistent effects of inequality between the sexes in the United States.
  The  1963  Equal  Pay  Act and the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the United
States established the legal right to equal pay for equal work and equal
opportunity. Yet half a century later, women are still subjected to wage
gaps and paid less then men.
  The concept of comparable worth attacks the  problem  of  gender-based
wage  discrimination  by  mandating  that  jobs characterized by similar
levels of education, skill, effort, responsibilities, and working condi-
tions be compensated at similar wage levels regardless of the gender  of
the worker holding the job.
  The goal of pay equity is to raise the wages for undervalued jobs held
predominantly  by  women.    Today,  women  make only 77 cents per every
dollar earned by a man for a comparable job, a gender  wage  gap  of  23
  This  translates into thousands of dollars of lost wages each year for
each female worker, money that helps them feed their families, save  for
a college education and afford decent and safe housing.
  Pay disparities affect women of all ages, races, and education levels,
but  are  more  pronounced  for  women  of color. Minority women make as
little as 54 cents per dollar for a comparable job held by a man.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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