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Partnership Statement on Passage of Salary Law Amendments

April 28, 2022

PRESS INQUIRIES

Katy Feinberg
press@pfnyc.org

“Today’s action by the City Council to amend the terms of New York’s salary transparency law reflects the willingness of Council leadership to consider input from employers when imposing new government mandates on the workplace,” said Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. “The result will be to more quickly achieve our shared goals of racial and gender pay equity. We trust that this establishes a precedent for future collaboration between the Council and employers that will accelerate recovery of the jobs and businesses that were lost during the pandemic. This legislation gives businesses and nonprofit organizations a more realistic timeframe for compliance and some forbearance on penalties and exposure to litigation. It is important that the Commission on Human Rights demonstrate the same responsiveness to the challenges that employers face as they administer and enforce the law.”