New York City Salary Transparency Law Now In Effect

Effective November 1, 2022, New York City employers must include a good faith salary range for every advertised job, promotion, and transfer opportunity.

Who Is Covered?  The law covers all employers with four or more employees or one or more domestic workers.  Employment agencies are also covered by the law.  Note, however, that the law does not apply to temporary help firms, which are defined by the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) as “businesses that recruit, hire, and assign their own employees to perform work or services for other organizations.” See New York City Commission on Human Rights May 12, 2022 Salary Transparency In Job Advertisements Fact Sheet. 

What is covered?  Any advertisement – which is defined by the NYCCHR as “a written description of an available job, promotion or transfer opportunity that is publicized to a pool of potential applicants”- for a job, promotion or transfer opportunity that would be performed in New York City is covered by the new law.  See id.  Note that the law applies to positions that would be “performed, in whole or in part, in New York City, whether from an office, in the field, or remotely from the employee’s home.”  See id.

What needs to be included in the job advertisements?  Employers are required to include the minimum and maximum salary “they in good faith believe at the time of the posting” in the job advertisements.  See id.  “Good faith” means “the salary range the employer honestly believes at the time they are listing the job advertisement that they are willing to pay the successful applicant(s).” See id.

How is the law enforced?  The New York City Commission on Human Rights is the agency enforcing this law.  “Employers and employment agencies who are found to have violated the NYCHRL [New York City Human Rights Law] may have to pay monetary damages to affected employees, amend advertisements and postings, create or update policies, conduct training, provide notices of rights to employees or applicants, and engage in other forms of affirmative relief.”   

If you have any questions about the New York City Salary Transparency Law, please contact Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC.

* Frank A. Custode, Esq. is a Partner of Curcio Mirzaian Sirot and the Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice.

How to stay safe while driving during the fall

Fall in New Jersey means crisper air and beautiful colors as the leaves turn. Seasonal changes can also lead to more car accidents.

Falling leaves

Falling leaves are a regular fixture during the fall. When they fall into the road, they can make it slippery. If your vehicle cannot maintain traction over the slick leaves, you can get into a car accident. You should avoid parking your car near a pile of leaves and be aware that leaves can gather and conceal road hazards like potholes.

Glare from the sun

During the fall, the sun sets earlier, so there’s a good chance you’ll have to deal with it while driving. By the time work lets out for many people, the sun hangs lower and can hit your windshield or even your eyes, which can be blinding. This all makes it easier to get into a collision. Sunglasses can help with this problem. If you wear glasses, lenses that darken in the sun are helpful.


The fall is when the first frost occurs. Temperatures dip at nighttime, which means the roads might be icy the next morning. Driving can be challenging in such situations. You can stay safer by slowing your speeds and staying farther behind the vehicle directly ahead of you.


Fog is more likely in the fall, which means decreased visibility. Be especially careful while driving. Use your low beams, slow your speed and be extra cautious at all times.

Tire pressure

As the temperatures grow cooler in the fall, you should check your tire pressure more. The changing temperature means that your tires can lose inflation more quickly. If your pressure is low, get to your nearest service station to refill your tires.

Be aware of these hazards during the fall. Awareness can help you drive more safely and avoid accidents.