Muskat Devine Senior Associate Mariah Berry Quoted in Law360 Article on New Pay Transparency Developments 

Muskat Devine Senior Associate Mariah Berry has been featured in a Law360 Employment Authority article on new pay transparency law developments.  

The article, headlined “5 New Pay Transparency Laws With Effective Dates to Watch” (subscription required), details the changes that states and cities are making to “narrow the race and gender pay gap by requiring employers to share pay ranges for available jobs.”  

“This year, just like last year, it’s been a big year for pay equity laws and pay transparency in general,” said Ms. Berry. “That consists of pay disclosure, pay data reporting, pay data collection and, of course, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation provisions. 

The article then lists the laws and dates attorneys should keep an eye on. They include: 

  • Washington, D.C. – As of June 30, employers are required to include pay ranges and benefits in job ads and are forbidden from asking applicants about their salary history. 
  • Illinois – Beginning in 2025, employers will be required to share the expected pay range and an estimate of the benefits applicants expect to provide. 
  • Maryland – In October, employers will be required to provide pay range information universally when they post a job internally or publicly. 

“In some of these states, you need to be thinking about things like bonuses, and whether that needs to be described, as opposed to something like medical, dental and vision, which is pretty standard,” Ms. Berry said. 

To read the full article, click here.