Multiple states are changing their job posting requirements for employers, with the main aim being more transparency in employment and improved job insight for prospective employees.
Keep reading as we explore what these changes are, what they mean, and why this trend of updating job posting requirements is crossing state lines.
Changes in Job Posting Requirements
On January 1, 2021, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) came into effect, making it mandatory for employers to include wage and benefit information in promotional information and job openings for either (1) work tied to Colorado locations or (2) remote work performable anywhere. These job posting requirements do not apply to work performed only at non-Colorado worksites.
This legislation is aimed at prohibiting employers from discriminating by paying less for substantially similar work in terms of skill, effort, and responsibility. Every employer with any employees in the state will have to comply with the law’s job posting requirements.
Colorado joins Connecticut, Nevada, California, Maryland, and Washington in enacting state laws with salary disclosure as part of job posting requirements. A similar law will also become effective in Rhode Island in 2023.
What Does This Mean, Exactly?
In short, transparency! Each job vacancy posting will have to disclose the hourly wage or salary, or the hourly wage or salary range, along with a general description of all benefits and other compensation offered.
Colorado’s new Act goes on to clarify that postings such as “$40,000 and up” and “up to $60,000” are equally non-compliant. Postings must clarify both a minimum and maximum range. This is big news for employees. The “Glassdoor” approach feels safer to employees and gives them a sense of trust.
It also makes these states stand out when it comes to job seekers. Many employers would be well-served to follow suit and get ahead of the game, even in states where such laws for job posting requirements haven’t yet been enacted.
A Transformed Job Market
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re living in a more democratized, employee-driven market than ever before. For prospective employees, there’s a plethora of choices, career opportunities, work styles, and more to choose from. Here are a few ways you can take advantage of this favorable employment market and begin a career that makes sense for you.
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