Just weeks before a new law takes effect requiring most employers to post salary ranges in help wanted ads, City Council members are moving to postpone it — and make changes that the law’s proponents warn would “gut” the measure’s aim to promote equal pay.

Business leaders say the revisions, slated for a public hearing on Tuesday, are the least the Council can do to head off what they warn could be unintended effects.

The salary transparency law, which garnered the approval of 41 of 51 members in the final days of the Council’s last term, mandates that businesses with five or more employees post a “good faith” minimum and maximum salary in advertisements for job openings.


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