Microsoft to Disclose Pay Ranges for All U.S. Job Postings

Software giant’s move comes after home state adopts pay transparency law

In a blog post Wednesday, the software giant said it would publicly disclose salary ranges for internal and external postings across the country starting no later than January 2023.

Last month, the company promised to boost merit raises and stock awards this year as it battles for talent.

The move comes after its home state of Washington adopted a law earlier this year requiring such disclosures on job postings starting next year.

The new rules, which apply to companies with at least 15 employees, also mandate a description of benefits and other compensation available to job candidates.

A similar law went into effect in Colorado in 2021 and other states have adopted such requirements. New York City adopted a similar measure that is expected to take effect in November.

“Companies are very concerned about complying with the growing patchwork of state and local statutes,” said Jen Rubin, an employment attorney with the law firm Mintz.

A bill making its way through the California legislature would require companies with 15 employees or more to list pay ranges on job postings.

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