SALARY HISTORY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2019 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (15)
JANUARY I NEW YORK: A new bill proposes a statewide salary history inquiry ban that will be applicable to private and public employees.
JANUARY I MICHIGAN: A directive has been signed that will prohibit state departments and agencies from asking about current or previous salaries until after extending a conditional offer of employment.
JANUARY I CALIFORNIA: Assembly Bill 2282 offers some clarity surrounding a law that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary history, but not from considering information that is voluntarily disclosed.
JANUARY I COLORADO: The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act contains a salary history ban and pay transparency requirements.
MARCH I NATIONAL: The Seventh and Eighth Circuits still hold that reliance solely on prior salary to justify pay differences does not by itself violate the Equal Pay Act (EPA).
MARCH I SOUTH CAROLINA: Bills introduced in both houses of the General Assembly aim to allow applicants and employees to sue employers for unequal pay.
MARCH I NATIONAL: A guest columnist for The Journal Record warns against inadvertently setting oneself up for a claim of wage discrimination in violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA).
MARCH I OHIO: Employers in Ohio now are prohibited from asking applicants about their salary history or current earnings under the “Prohibited Salary History Inquiry and Use.”
APRIL I MAINE: Maine has become the eighth state to enact a salary history ban that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories and broadens existing wage transparency requirements.
APRIL I GEORGIA: A Salary History Ban enacted by Georgia Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms allows employees to be compensated based on qualifications, experience and merit.
MAY I WASHINGTON: Washington’s HB 1696 restricts pay history inquiries and enhances pay transparency requirements.
MAY I COLORADO: The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act aims to strengthen the state’s pay equity requirements and prohibits employers from seeking salary history from job applicants.
SEPTEMBER I NATIONAL: Laws that aim to end the cycle of pay discrimination and prohibit employers from relying on an applicant’s pay history to set compensation are being adopted across the country.
OCTOBER I SOUTH CAROLINA: A new ordinance in South Carolina limits private employers from considering criminal history in employment decisions and prohibits employers from asking about wage histories on job applications.
OCTOBER I ILLINOIS: Employers in Illinois are prohibited from seeking or inquiring about a job applicant’s wage or salary history with any current or former employer.