Salary History in the Hiring Process

Over the past year, there have been several jurisdictions that have enacted laws specifically prohibiting employers from inquiring about salary history during the interview and screening process.  More jurisdictions are considering similar legislation, indicating a trend toward new industry norm in an additional attempt to secure equal pay for employees.  Employers should review their current employment hiring and screening policies to determine if salary history is being requested during the process and make appropriate revisions.

This map depicts locations that have a statewide and/or local “Salary History” law that impacts private employers. Below the map you will find a summary of each law.

Click any state link below to view a summary of “Salary History” laws that exist within its borders.

This information is presented for general educational purposes and is provided solely for the convenience of its readers. It is not a substitute for legal advice. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.