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Following the lead of New York City and other states like California and Washington, New York State recently passed a law requiring employers with four or more employees to publish the minimum and maximum pay range for any advertised position. Effective on September 17, 2023, the amendment to the state's labor law advances the goal of pay equity by providing applicants and current employees with greater information about the salary ranges of similarly situated colleagues. As Gov. Kathy Hochul said when signing the bill, "This historic measure will usher in a new era of fairness and transparency for New York's workforce and will be a critical tool in our efforts to end pervasive pay gaps for women and people of color."

Federal and state governments will spend tens of billions of dollars on major construction projects over the next decade, as part of a nationwide initiative to repair aging and ailing public infrastructure. Construction industry workers are on the front lines of these projects, and may have workplace safety concerns, or may have spotted instances of fraud, waste, or abuse. State and federal laws protect whistleblowers in the construction industry who raise these concerns, and some laws provide rewards for workers who report fraud on these major public projects.