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As of January 1, 2023, pay transparency laws will be in effect in New York City, California and Washington, covering virtually 1/5 of the country’s workforce. The new pieces of legislation expand upon others like those in Colorado in requiring salary ranges to be published as part of every job posting and require pay reporting to help close pay gaps across marginalized communities.

If your organization is hiring in one of these states or hiring remote employees from any state, you will need to have clear, defensible salary ranges for all new hires and be prepared to share salary ranges with current employees upon request. These changes are an important step for pay transparency, and as HR and business leaders, we have an opportunity to directly impact and help achieve pay equity. To not just comply with these laws but to truly close gender and racial pay gaps you need:

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