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New Washington law requires job postings to provide salary ranges

Posted Friday, May 6, 2022 by Pivotal Law Group

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New Washington law requires job postings to provide salary ranges.

On March 30, 2022, Governor Inslee signed a new law requiring Washington state employers to provide a wage scale or salary range in their job postings. Starting on January 1, 2023, employers with at least 15 employees will be required to include a wage scale or salary range in job postings, along with information about employee benefits and other forms of compensation. This requirement applies to any job posting, including postings for internal transfers or promotions within an organization.

Washington is only the second state, behind Colorado in 2021, to require this information to be published. This law is part of the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA), Chapter 49.58 RCW, which entitles employees to their damages, a statutory remedy, and attorneys’ fees and costs for violations of the law. This change will increase pay transparency for job seekers and help level the playing field when it comes time to negotiate a salary. This law marks an important step in achieving pay equity.

For more information, please reach out to Alyssa Nevala at Pivotal Law Group by calling (206) 340-2008 or emailing her at anevala@pivotallawgroup.com.