Banning Salary-History Inquiries During the Hiring Process by Mark Perlberg

More state and local governments continue to pass legislation making it illegal for employers to ask candidates their current or prior compensation at work. The goal is to close the wage gap that continues to exist for women and minorities and prevent pay inequality from following a person throughout their career. Even in areas without salary-history bans, employers should pay close attention to this growing trend. Businesses may have employees in other states with bans or in one of the several jurisdictions who may be considering a ban. It’s important to review your hiring process and make any necessary changes, including revising job application forms that ask about prior salary and training hiring managers not to ask about previous pay rates in job interviews. Oasis is here to help our clients stay on top of recent developments in this changing area of employment law.

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