In the U.S., each state has its own unique set of workplace laws that makes the employee experience wildly varied.
One of the most prominent workplace issues to take precedence in recent years has been the concept of wage transparency — and some states are leading the pack in enacting laws that provide a more explicit look into what a position’s salary range is.
For instance, New York City’s recent wage transparency law requires all job postings to include “in good faith” minimum and maximum wage ranges. Employers that don’t abide by the law could face fines.
However, Colorado was the first state to pass similar legislation in 2019, making it necessary for companies to include hourly or salary pay ranges in job postings.
Transparency in the workplace is certainly a win for employees, but it can also add complication for employers with a distributed workforce.
For example, many employers barred Colorado residents from applying to jobs after the legislation passed. Although this isn’t a common exception anymore, leaders must have guidelines ready to ensure that pay is distributed in a manner that makes sense and is fair to all