senate Bill S6737A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from prospective employees

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
Jun 17, 2017 print number 6737a
Jun 17, 2017 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 15, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6737 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2040
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §194-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6680
2015-2016: A5982
2019-2020: S3692, A5308

S6737 - Summary

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

S6737 - Sponsor Memo

S6737 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6737

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to prohibiting wage or salary
  history inquiries

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

  Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 194-a to
read as follows:
  § 194-A. WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY INQUIRIES PROHIBITED. 1.  NO  EMPLOYER
SHALL:
  A.  RELY  ON  THE  WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY OF A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR
CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE IN DETERMINING THE WAGES OR SALARY  FOR  SUCH
INDIVIDUAL.
  B.  ORALLY  OR IN WRITING SEEK, REQUEST, OR REQUIRE THE WAGE OR SALARY
HISTORY FROM A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE  AS  A
CONDITION  TO  BE  INTERVIEWED,  OR  AS  A CONDITION OF CONTINUING TO BE
CONSIDERED FOR AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, OR AS A CONDITION  OF  EMPLOYMENT
OR PROMOTION.
  C.  ORALLY  OR IN WRITING SEEK, REQUEST, OR REQUIRE THE WAGE OR SALARY
HISTORY OF A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE  FROM  A
CURRENT  OR  FORMER EMPLOYER EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION 3 OF THIS
SECTION.
  D. REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR  OTHERWISE
RETALIATE  AGAINST  A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE
BASED UPON PRIOR WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY.
  E. REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR  OTHERWISE
RETALIATE AGAINST A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE BECAUSE THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY-
EE  OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE DID NOT PROVIDE WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
  F. REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR  OTHERWISE
RETALIATE  AGAINST  A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6737A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2040
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §194-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6680
2015-2016: A5982
2019-2020: S3692, A5308

S6737A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6737A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6737A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6737--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. CARLUCCI, ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Rules --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to prohibiting wage or salary
  history inquiries

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

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  194-a  to
read as follows:
  §  194-A.  WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY INQUIRIES PROHIBITED. 1. NO EMPLOYER
SHALL:
  A. RELY ON THE WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY OF  A  PROSPECTIVE  EMPLOYEE  IN
DETERMINING THE WAGES OR SALARY FOR SUCH INDIVIDUAL.
  B.  ORALLY  OR IN WRITING SEEK, REQUEST, OR REQUIRE THE WAGE OR SALARY
HISTORY FROM A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE  AS  A
CONDITION  TO  BE  INTERVIEWED,  OR  AS  A CONDITION OF CONTINUING TO BE
CONSIDERED FOR AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, OR AS A CONDITION  OF  EMPLOYMENT
OR PROMOTION.
  C.  ORALLY  OR IN WRITING SEEK, REQUEST, OR REQUIRE THE WAGE OR SALARY
HISTORY OF A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE  FROM  A
CURRENT  OR  FORMER EMPLOYER EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION 3 OF THIS
SECTION.
  D. REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR  OTHERWISE
RETALIATE  AGAINST  A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE
BASED UPON PRIOR WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY.
  E. REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR  OTHERWISE
RETALIATE AGAINST A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE BECAUSE THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY-
EE  OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE DID NOT PROVIDE WAGE OR SALARY HISTORY
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05679-13-7

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