Effective March 13, 2020:  Cincinnati employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from asking about or relying on a prospective employee’s prior salary history in setting compensation.  Under the ordinance, an employer may not:

  • Inquire about an applicant’s salary history;
  • Screen job applicants based on their current or prior compensation or their salary history;
  • Rely on salary history when deciding to offer employment, when determining salary or other compensation, or when negotiating an employment contract; or
  • Refuse to hire or retaliate against an applicant for not disclosing their salary history.

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