Seher Khawaja, Legal Momentum's Senior Attorney for Economic Empowerment, spoke with Bloomberg Law about the pay transparency law in New York State currently awaiting Governor Kathy Hochul's signature. The pay transparency measures are aimed at tackling pay disparities that often affect women and workers of color.
“Salary disclosure makes employers more attractive and trustworthy to workers and helps bring in talent,” Khawaja said, noting it cuts down on the time wasted by people applying for jobs only to learn later the pay range is too low. “Right now, you just really have no clue. Is it in the ballpark? You don’t know, and that just seems absurd.”