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March 30, 2022, 10:02 PM

Job Ads Must List Salary Range Under Washington Pay Equity Law

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Washington state employers advertising job openings will have to include a salary or pay range in their ads under a new law aimed at increasing pay transparency to prevent discrimination.

The measure, SB 5761, which Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed into law Wednesday, revised state law that previously required employers to provide a salary range if a job applicant requested it.

Under the new law, effective Jan. 1, 2023, employers must include a “wage scale or salary range” plus a general description of benefits and other compensation in each job listing.

The new Washington law follows a trend among ...

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