Effective June 25, 2020: Employers with 15 or more employees in the city of Toledo, Ohio are prohibited from inquiring about or using an applicant’s salary history:
- to screen job applicants,
- in deciding whether to offer employment, or
- in determining salary, benefits, or other compensation during the hiring process.
Employers are also prohibited from refusing to hire or otherwise retaliate against an applicant for failing to disclose his or her salary history. Additionally, upon request, employers must make the applicable pay scale available to applicants who have received conditional offers of employment.
The law does not apply to applicants for internal transfers or promotions within a company, or to positions for which salary, benefits, or other compensation are governed by a collective bargaining agreement.
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