Gender, Race, Ethnicity Wage Gap Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District Manhattan announced today the Assembly passage of legislation A.5773. This legislation would require state contractors to disclose data on employee compensation by gender, race and ethnicity. “Once again, the Assembly has demonstrated its commitment to gender, race, and ethnic equality by passing this essential piece of legislation that I am proud to sponsor,” stated Glick.

In order to illuminate discriminatory pay practices, this bill requires any business that seeks to contract with the State to publicly disclose wage data of their employees so that any wage disparities on the basis of gender, race and ethnicity are clearly visible. “This bill sends a clear message to businesses who wish to contract with New York; discriminatory pay practices are incompatible with our values,” Glick continued. “By leveraging New York’s purchasing power, we can promote transparency and incentivize contractors to address any wage gaps that may exist in their businesses.”

“I am hopeful that the Senate will promptly pass this legislation,” concluded Glick. The Senate sponsor of this bill is Senator Brad Hoylman.