assembly Bill A6707

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from prospective employees

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Mar 16, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A6707 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5233
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §296, Exec L

A6707 - Summary

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from prospective employees.

A6707 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 5233                                                  A. 6707

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 16, 2017
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Governmental Operations

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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 296 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. (A) NO EMPLOYER, LABOR ORGANIZATION, EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OR  LICENS-
ING AGENCY, OR EMPLOYEES OR AGENT SHALL:
  (I)  RELY  ON  THE  WAGE  HISTORY  OF  A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE FROM ANY
CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYER OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN  DETERMINING  THE  WAGES
FOR  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL;  PROVIDED THAT AN EMPLOYER MAY RELY ON PRIOR WAGE
HISTORY WHEN IT IS VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED BY  A  PROSPECTIVE  EMPLOYEE  TO
SUPPORT A WAGE HIGHER THAN THE WAGE OFFERED BY THE EMPLOYER;
  (II) ORALLY, OR IN WRITING, REQUEST OR REQUIRE AS A CONDITION OF BEING
INTERVIEWED,  OR  AS  A  CONDITION OF CONTINUING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, OR AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, THAT A PROSPECTIVE
EMPLOYEE DISCLOSE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE'S OWN  WAGES  FROM  ANY
CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYER; AND
  (III)  ORALLY, OR IN WRITING, SEEK FROM ANY CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYER
THE PREVIOUS WAGES OF ANY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT
AN  EMPLOYER  MAY  SEEK  TO CONFIRM PRIOR WAGE INFORMATION ONLY AFTER AN
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT WITH COMPENSATION HAS BEEN MADE TO  THE  PROSPECTIVE
EMPLOYEE AND THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE RESPONDS TO THE OFFER BY PROVIDING
PRIOR  WAGE  INFORMATION  TO  SUPPORT  A WAGE HIGHER THAN OFFERED BY THE
EMPLOYER.   UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE EMPLOYER  MAY  ONLY  SEEK  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10209-02-7

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