Jun 19, 2021 - Economy

Major companies ask Colorado residents not to apply for remote positions

Denver in 2011.

Denver in 2011. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Major companies have said in recent job postings that Colorado residents are ineligible to apply for certain remote positions because a new state law requires businesses to disclose the expected salary or pay range for positions, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: The law, which went into effect in January, is meant to help close the gender wage gap and to promote wage transparency for employees, but companies have said Coloradans need not apply to avoid disclosing the information.

  • Johnson & Johnson, CBRE, McKesson and Cardinal Health are among businesses that have added such caveats in recent online listings for remote positions, according to the Journal.

The big picture: Businesses have argued that the wage disclosure law is overly burdensome for employers, while the state's labor department is investigating complaints of postings excluding Coloradans.

  • Colorado residents can still apply for the positions, but it's unknown if companies would actually consider them as candidates.

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