SALARY HISTORY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2020 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (10)
February | Pennsylvania: Laws in Philadelphia regarding salary history bans will prevent employers from asking job applicants about how much they are paid or setting new salaries based on history.
February | South Carolina: An ordinance has been amended that omits any coverage of private employers in the definition of “employer” when it comes to criminal record and salary history.
March | California: The Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that prior salary cannot be used as a “factor other than sex” to justify pay differences under the Equal Pay Act.
March | New York: New York public and private employers are prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s prior salary.
April | California: The Ninth Circuit held for the second time that, under the Equal Pay Act, prior salary history can’t be used by employers to justify sex-based pay differentials.
July | National: Two legal issues, including the Equal Pay Act and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, should be considered when setting a new hire’s pay.
August | Maryland: A new Maryland law amends the state’s existing Equal Pay for Equal Work law to prohibit employers from requesting or relying on prior pay history to set initial pay.
August | Pennsylvania: An ordinance in Philadelphia prohibits all employers and employment agencies from asking about an applicant’s current/prior salary history during the application or hiring process.
August | National: This running list of laws regarding pay history questions covers various states and localities.
September | Maryland: Maryland employers soon will be prohibited from requesting or relying on an employment applicant’s wage history to make decisions about initial pay rates.