SECTION 1 (TITLE):
This act shall be known as the Salary History Fairness Act.

SECTION 2 (PURPOSE):
This act amends the Labor Law to establish pay equity by limiting inquiries about salary history.

SECTION 3 (PROVISIONS):

(a) Definitions. (1) “Applicant” means a prospective employee applying for employment. (2) “Compensation” includes monetary wages as well as benefits and other forms of compensation.

(b) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer or an employer’s agent to:

(c) On request, an employer shall provide to an applicant for employment the compensation range for the position for which the applicant applied.

(d) After an employer makes an initial offer of employment with an offer of compensation to an applicant, an employer may: (1) rely on the compensation history voluntarily provided by the applicant for employment without prompting from the employer to support a compensation offer higher than the initial wage offered by the employer; or (2) seek to confirm the compensation history voluntarily provided by the applicant to support a compensation offer higher than the initial compensation offered by the employer.

(e) An employer may not retaliate against or refuse to interview, hire, or employ an applicant for employment because the applicant did not provide compensation history, or requested the compensation range in accordance with this section for the position for which the applicant applied.

(f) Enforcement.