Ohio Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz signed the Pay Equity Act to Prohibit the Inquiry and Use of Salary History in Hiring Practices in July. Employers that employ 15 or more employees within Toledo now are prohibited from inquiring about, screening or relying upon the salary history of a job applicant in making an employment offer. The city’s aim in enacting the ordinance is to “reduce pay inequality for all” and ensure that employee wages are “based on job responsibilities and level of experience” rather than on an applicant’s prior salary. Among other exceptions, the ordinance’s prohibitions extend to former employees who apply for an internal transfer or promotion with their current employer. Effective July 4, 2020, the ordinance maintains a statutory limitation period of two years.