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Precision Problem with Pay Transparency Laws, ME Paid Leave Bill & More

June 23, 2023 (1 min read)

Pay Transparency Laws Followed More Loosely in Some Industries

Thanks to pay transparency laws enacted in states like California, Colorado, Illinois and Washington, as well as in a handful of cities like New York, many job advertisements now include a pay range. But some employers have skirted such requirements by disclosing salary ranges that aren’t specific to the position being offered. Current job listings from Netflix, for example, indicate a salary range of $60,000 to $290,000 for a consumer products role. The practice of disclosing broad salary bands may be growing in high-paying fields like medical information and scientific research and development, according to research by economists at the Indeed Hiring Lab. (NEW YORK TIMES)

Paid Leave Bill Advances in ME

The Maine Senate passed a bill (SB 800 a) that would establish a statewide paid family and medical leave program. Although the measure includes proposals from Gov. Janet Mills (D) making it more friendly to businesses, she has not indicated whether she will sign it if it reaches her desk. (PLURIBUS NEWS, PORTLAND PRESS HERALD, STATE NET)

MI Dems Look to Return Labor Powers to Local Governments

Democrats who control Michigan’s Legislature are seeking to repeal two laws signed years ago by Gov. Rick Snyder (R) that took away certain labor powers from local governments. HB 4231 would repeal a 2011 law barring municipalities from entering into labor agreements on publicly funded construction projects. HB 4237 would repeal a 2015 law blocking municipalities from imposing wage and benefit requirements on local businesses. (MLIVE, STATE NET)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK


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