OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill that requires employers to include salaries or salary ranges on job postings in the state of Washington passed the state Senate on Wednesday.
Bill 5761-S requires employers to disclose in each job posting the wage scale or salary range, including a general description of all available benefits and other compensation offered to the job seeker.
Additionally, for internal transfers to a new position or promotion, the employer must provide the wage scale or salary range.
The bill only applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
In a post to Facebook, Senator Emily Randall said, “Every job-seeker deserves to have all the information they need to make the best career decision for themselves and their family.”
Violations would result in the recovery of any wages and interest that were owed to employees from the first day they started.
The bill was sponsored by the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs and now moves on to Washington’s House of Representatives.
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