Attorney General James On Passage Of Salary History Bill

Attorney General James On Passage of Salary History Bill

NEW YORK – In response to the New York State’s passage of the legislation to ban employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 

“Equal pay for equal work is a basic human right, and I am proud that today, New York State is one step closer to achieving it. The practice of asking prospective employees their salary history unfairly perpetuates discrimination towards women and women of color, and it deprives them of the equal pay and recognition they rightfully deserve. I thank State Senator David Carlucci and Assembly member Marco Crespo for their work on this bill and for their commitment to closing the wage gap that has plagued our state for decades.” 

As New York City Public Advocate, Letitia James sponsored a bill that is now law that bars employers from seeking information about an applicant’s employee history in New York City.