Section 700.03 of the Westchester County Human Rights Law was amended to require salary transparency in covered job postings. The requirements in this amendment became effective starting on Nov. 6, 2022.

Who is required to comply?
Covered employers are required to include the minimum and maximum salary for any job, promotion or transfer opportunity in a job posting for positions that are required to be performed, in whole or in part, in Westchester County, whether the duties are to be completed in the office, field, or remotely. The posting requirement also applies to labor organizations, employment agencies (regardless of size except as described below), and agents or employees of a covered employer.

Exceptions under the Human Rights Law
This requirement does not apply to a job posting for temporary employment at a temporary help firm as defined in Article 31 of the New York State Labor Law.

What is a job posting?
A job posting includes any written and electronic communications that an employer is recruiting and accepting application for a specific job opportunity. However, for purposes of this section, a “posting” does not include a general “help wanted” sign, affixed to employer’s premises, that does not reference any particular positions.

What does “salary” include?
The stated salary range in a job posting must be based on the employer’s good faith belief at the time the job is posted.

Salary shall include the base annual salary, the hourly wage or rate of pay. For example, a posting may state $15 per hour or an annual salary of $75,000 per year.

Salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised position. Employers may choose to include information in the job posting such as the value of health insurance, paid time off, stock options, overtime pay, commissions, severance pay, meals, tips, lodging, employer-provided plans (e.g., 401k plans, pension plans, etc.), but it is not required under this amendment.

Violations of this amendment are subject to the remedies and penalties provided in Section 700.11(h) of the Westchester County Human Rights Law.

If you have questions about your rights or obligations under this or any other provision of the Human Rights Law, or would like to file a complaint or send an anonymous tip, contact our office at (914) 995-9500 or by

Please note that the Human Rights Commission cannot provide specific legal advice.