Governor of New York signs Two Executive Orders Designed to Close the Wage Gap

On January 9, 2017, Governor Cuomo of New York proposed a progressive agenda for the state which included signing two state Executive Orders designed to eliminate the wage gap.

New York Executive Order 161 prohibits asking applicants about their current compensation or prior compensation history until an offer has been extended.

  • Prior compensation information shall not be relied upon to determine salary (unless required by CBA or law).

New York Executive Order 162 requires state contracts and procurements issued after June 1, 2017 in excess of $25,000 to include detailed workforce utilization reports that include job title and salary of employees working on state contracts, or the entire workforce, on a quarterly basis.  If the contract is $100,000 or more, the reports should be filed on a monthly basis.

Stay tuned for more information from DCI on the new state requirements.

By Joanna Colosimo, Associate Principal Consultant, DCI Consulting Group

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