On July 25, 2019, New Jersey enacted a law banning salary history inquiries, joining 18 other states in doing so, including New York and many municipalities.

The law, NJA1094, becomes effective on January 1, 2020. The law prohibits New Jersey employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history in the application process or using an

Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two significant bills expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws in the New York workplace. Specifically, on July 10, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill 6549, prohibiting employers from inquiring about applicant and employee salary history, and Senate Bill 5248B, expanding pay protections under the New York Equal Pay Act.

Expansion

The Suffolk County, New York Legislature has passed the Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings Act (the “RISE Act”), which will prohibit employers in Suffolk County with four (4) or more employees from inquiring about job applicants’ wage or salary history during the hiring process.  The RISE Act amends the Suffolk County Human Rights Law