The Cuomo Administration is seeking comments on a new Executive Order that requires State contractors to submit payroll information broken down by race and gender. First issued by Governor Cuomo in January 2017, Executive Order 161 is the Administration’s attempt to stem pay discrimination, especially against women and “to prohibit gender based pay discrimination and (to) require equal pay for equal work. “
Several business groups have voiced their concern to the Governor and his staff about the “overly-burdensome” directive and the proposed regulations. Comments are due by June 30th.