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Ban on Salary History Inquiries to Expand to Federal Contractors

In March 2022, President Joe Biden issued the “Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency,” which directs the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Council to issue a proposed rule that “enhances pay equity and transparency,” and specifically limits or prohibits federal contractors from inquiring about and […]


NYC Joins Other Jurisdictions in Requiring Pay Transparency for Job Applicants

New York City soon will require certain employers to disclose salary ranges in connection with advertising positions and considering applicants for employment. The new law amends the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to make it unlawful for an employer to advertise a job, promotion, or transfer without including the minimum and maximum salary […]


New York City Council Passes Bill That Requires Identifying the Minimum and Maximum Potential Salaries on Virtually All Job Advertisements

A bill has been approved in New York City that provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer of four or more people or employment agencies to advertise for a job without identifying the minimum and maximum salary for that position. The requirement applies to internal job postings with an organization, as […]


Connecticut Employers Must Be Prepared to Disclose Wage Ranges for Vacant Positions Starting October 1

Connecticut’s new law, “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” effective Oct. 1, 2021, aims to require employers to disclose wage ranges for vacant positions to applicants and employees. The law expands the prohibition of sex-based pay discrimination from “equal” work to “comparable” work. The provisions apply to employees who […]


The Salary History Question: Actions HR Should Take

Learn how employers can address the salary history question ban while still maintaining successful hiring practices.

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Starting Compensation and Pay Equity in California

Employers who plan to increase their hiring initiatives as part of the tentative reopening date of June 15 should consider guidance issued by the California Commission on the Status of Women (“Commission”), regarding starting compensation. The California labor code prohibits employers from seeking salary history from applicants, relying on salary history information to determine whether […]


Maryland Employers, Beware: Salary History Ban Now Extended to Job Applicants

Effective Oct. 1, 2020, Maryland employers will be prohibited from requesting or relying on an employment applicant’s wage history to make decisions about employment or initial pay rates, requiring many employers to make immediate changes to their hiring practices. Although the state passed the Equal Pay for Equal Work law in 2016, prohibiting gender-based pay […]


Salary History Questions Are Now Banned in New York

Since early January, New York employers have been prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s prior salary. Applying to all public and private employers within New York state and covering applicants and employees who have taken an affirmative step to seek full-time, part-time, or temporary/seasonal employment with an employer, the law does not apply to independent […]


What is Past is Prologue: The Ninth Circuit Again Rules That Prior Salary Cannot Justify Pay Differences

In February, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that the prior salary cannot be used as a “factor other than sex” to justify pay differences under the federal Equal Pay Act. With the Feb. 27 ruling, the Ninth Circuit joined the Tenth and Eleventh Circuits in holding that the Equal […]


Philly’s Salary History Ban to Be Enforced Starting in September

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) will begin enforcing the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance on Sept. 1, 2020. The Ordinance prohibits all employers, employment agencies, or their agents from asking about a job applicant’s current or prior salary history during the application or hiring process if the position is located in Philadelphia. The PCHR […]




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