Legislative Bill Tracking

State Issues

  • Governor Cuomo signed into law A.5308B (Crespo)/S.6549 (Carlucci), which prohibits potential employers from making a wage or salary history inquiry for prospective employees, except in cases where federal law would require it.  This law takes effect on January 6, 2020.  The Governor also signed a bill, A.8093A (McMahon)/ S.5248B, that will expand gender-based wage protections by ensuring that members of legally protected classes, such as women and racial minority groups, receive the same pay as non-protected class employees for equal or "substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility."  This law goes into effect 90 days from enactment.

Federal Issues

  • The House Financial Services Committee approved a number of bills this week that focused on consumer credit reporting reform and diversity boards of directors. The credit reporting bills are part of a package of reform authored by Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA).

For additional information on any of the State or Federal issues, please contact:
Michael P. Smith, President, NYBA, at (212) 297-1699
Clare M. Cusack, General Counsel, at (212) 297-1664
Megan Rowan McGovern, Deputy General Counsel & VP, Government Relations, at (212) 297-1669