The legislative lowdown: November 2023

November has come to a close, and we hope that everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. November was another month without much significant movement in terms of pay legislation. However, several pay transparency laws and requirements passed earlier this year will be taking effect in 2024, just mere weeks away. That means HR and compensation professionals in affected areas will need to prepare accordingly.


On November 14, 2023, Ontario introduced a law as part of its new “Working for Workers Legislation,” which requires employers to include wages or salary ranges on job postings. While we do not have confirmation of the specifics yet, we expect the legislation to also include requirements for employers to disclose if they are using artificial intelligence (AI) during the hiring process.

Laws effective as of January 1, 2024

There is only one month left to prepare for the laws that will take effect in the new year. While you are making your end-of-the-year lists (and checking them twice!), we wanted to remind you of the laws that will come into effect as of January 2024:

  • Amendment to Colorado’s Equal Work Act, January 1, 2024
  • Hawaii’s Pay Transparency Law, January 1, 2024
  • Minnesota’s Salary History Ban, January 1, 2024
  • Australia’s Public Gender Pay Gap Reporting, first disclosure January 2024

Also worth noting is that earlier this summer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Priorities for 2024-2028. The EEOC has stated that “combatting pay discrimination and advancing equal pay” are main focuses for enforcement in the upcoming few years. As part of evaluating your organization’s priorities for the new year, ensuring equitable and fair pay amongst your incumbent.

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Want to learn more from our experts?

Payscale hosts an ongoing pay transparency legislation webinar series to help organizations stay up to date.

In our most recent episode, Episode 9: Navigate the Changing Global Landscape, we provided an update on global legislation, including New York, and best practices on how to respond.

Access the most recent episode on demand here.

Stay up to date with the latest pay transparency legislation on our pay legislation tracking page here, which includes a library of the full pay transparency webinar series.