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Salary History Question Off Limits on Job Applications: What Should Employers Do to Stay Compliant?

California recently joined a growing number of cities and states to pass a law that bans salary history questions. Prompted by concerns about gender- and race-based wage discrimination, the law is designed to prevent employers from using past compensation as a basis for current salary and benefits negotiations with job applicants. According to the U.S. […]

Californias Salary History Ban Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

As of January 2018, California employees are required to comply with California Labor Code Section 432.3, which prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories, including compensation and benefits, both personally and through an agent. Applicants may still voluntarily and without prompting disclose their own salary history information. Employers are not prohibited from […]

States and Cities Line Up to Ban Salary History Questions

While the laws regarding asking job applicants about their salary histories vary between jurisdictions, they generally aim to prevent employers from asking salary-related questions or from screening job candidates based on salary histories until after an offer is formally made. Some laws include the prohibition of contacting an applicants former company without the candidates written […]

Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask?

A recent Glassdoor survey has revealed that 53 percent of respondents believed employers should not ask applicants about their current or past compensation. While many states and cities have passed laws prohibiting such information from being requested, employers should ask themselves whether knowing such details impede the process of making an informed decision. Digging into […]

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