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