Our friends at the law firm of Morgan, Brown & Joy advise us that effective this past Tuesday, October 31, 2017, New York City joined the ranks of the salary inquiry cities by amending the New York City Human Rights Law to make it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for employers to inquire about the salary history of a job applicant, or to rely upon salary history unless the applicant offers the information voluntarily. The New York law reads almost identical to the California mandate that we speak to above. An employer in New York City or any employer conducting an interview in New York City is prohibited from requesting salary information from an applicant or prior employer, and from even conducting a search of public records to obtain the applicant’s salary history. And as is also the case out west, the employer may not rely upon the salary history of an applicant in determining the compensation offered.