senate Bill S6549

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from applicants

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 10, 2019 signed chap.94
Jul 09, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.355
substituted for a5308b
Jun 19, 2019 referred to codes
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1588
Jun 15, 2019 referred to rules

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S6549 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5308
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §194-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6680
2015-2016: A5982
2017-2018: A2040

S6549 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits employers from seeking salary history from applicants.

S6549 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6549 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6549

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2019
                               ___________

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 AN APPLICANT IN DETERMINING
WHETHER TO OFFER EMPLOYMENT TO SUCH INDIVIDUAL  OR  IN  DETERMINING  THE
WAGES OR SALARY FOR SUCH INDIVIDUAL.
  B.  ORALLY  OR IN WRITING SEEK, REQUEST, OR REQUIRE THE WAGE OR SALARY
HISTORY FROM AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT  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  AN  APPLICANT  OR CURRENT EMPLOYEE FROM A CURRENT OR FORMER
EMPLOYER, CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE,  OR  AGENT  OF  THE  APPLICANT  OR
CURRENT  EMPLOYEE'S  CURRENT  OR  FORMER EMPLOYER, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN
SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  D. REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR  OTHERWISE
RETALIATE AGAINST AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT EMPLOYEE BASED UPON PRIOR WAGE
OR SALARY HISTORY.
  E.  REFUSE TO INTERVIEW, HIRE, PROMOTE, OTHERWISE EMPLOY, OR OTHERWISE
RETALIATE AGAINST AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT EMPLOYEE BECAUSE  SUCH  APPLI-
CANT  OR  CURRENT  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 AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE BECAUSE THE

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

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