Is Your Pay Transparent?

Beth Dean 01.03.23

If you don’t have transparent pay, you may be legally obliged to do it soon.

 

California is the latest of several states to mandate transparent pay in job postings. 

When advertising a job vacancy, California businesses with 15 or more employees must now show a salary range that the employee may expect to earn in that position. This move is meant to help ensure pay equity to all applicants and workers, regardless of age, race, gender, and other protected classes.

The salary must show a specific range representing actual pay for that position, not a “starting at” or “maximum” number.

A Growing List

California joins several other states in the growing list of places that mandate this pay disclosure:

  • New York
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington

Check the specific guidelines for your state, as each state’s laws vary. For example, New York’s pay transparency law applies to employers with more than four employees rather than California’s 15.

Pay Transparency for Everyone

While not legally mandated in all states, transparent pay is good practice across the board. The auditing process helps employers find and correct pay disparities among their existing employees and aid in attracting candidates.

A poll by job posting site Monster.com showed that 98% of responders believe a job posting should have the pay range listed. Additionally, 53% of responders said they would refuse to apply for a job that doesn’t list the pay range. That’s a lot of qualified candidates to miss out on!

You’re not alone in figuring this out. Our recruiting experts are here to help you craft the perfect job posting that attracts suitable applicants while staying compliant with the applicable regulations. Contact us today for assistance.

 

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