Suffolk County Adopts Pay History Ban – Starting June 2019, employers in Suffolk cannot ask job applicants about their salary history

December 11, 2018


The Suffolk County Legislature has just enacted a new law that prohibits employers within the County from asking job applicants any questions about their prior salary or wage history. The law, called the Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings Act (the “RISE Act”) goes into effect on June 30, 2019, and applies to all businesses in Suffolk County with four or more employees. Suffolk joins Westchester County and New York City, which both have enacted pay history bans over the last several years.

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