HR Hotline: Are Employers Required to Include Salary Ranges in Job Postings?

09.21.2022
HR Hotline
HR & Safety

Q: Does Connecticut law require employers to include the salary range in job postings and advertisements?

A: No. However, as of Oct. 1, 2021, the law does require that employers disclose a position’s “wage range” to job applicants in two specific circumstances: (1) when the applicant requests the information; or (2) when the employer makes an offer of compensation—whichever occurs first. 

The employer need not disclose this information publicly, as in a job posting. 

In fact, many employers opt to wait to disclose a position’s salary range until they issue an offer letter. 

This strategy complies with Connecticut law, as long as the applicant has not requested the information sooner.   

So what is a “wage range?” The statute itself is not particularly helpful in defining this term. 

It does, however, give several examples of wage ranges that an employer may use, including:

  • applicable pay scales;
  • a previously determined wage range for the position;
  • the actual range of wages in use for employees currently holding comparable positions; or
  • the employer’s budgeted amount for the position.  

HR problems or issues? Email or call CBIA’s Diane Mokriski at the HR Hotline (860.244.1900) | @HRHotline. The HR Hotline is a free service for CBIA member companies.

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