Consumer prices. The CPI-W increased 0.3 percent in April before seasonal adjustment. The index level of 238.432 was 2.1 percent higher than in April 2016. The CPI-U also rose 0.3 percent in April before seasonal adjustment. The index level of 244.524 was 2.2 percent higher than in April 2016.
Equal pay. On May 4, 2017, a new law was enacted in New York City that bars public and private employers from inquiring about or relying on a job applicant’s salary history when determining his or her salary during the hiring process (including the negotiation of a contract). Employers may, however, discuss with job applicants their expectations about salary, benefits, and other compensation. Also, where an applicant voluntarily and without prompting discloses salary history, the employer may consider it to determine salary, benefits, and other compensation for the applicant, and may verify that salary history. The new l