Three more states have joined a growing number of states in
prohibiting employers from inquiring about a potential
employee’s past wage history.
In 2019 Connecticut, Hawaii and Virginia new comers to this
Their laws take effect in 2019.
Employers in these states can no longer ask job
applicants about their past salary history.
In the past inquiring about past salary history has been a
means by which employers attempt to determine what they
should offer as compensation to a new employee.
This had led to trapping individuals in earning lower
practice disproportionately impacted minority workers.
Hence, the push to remove this option for employer to
determine the appropriate level compensation.
Learn more about the pay history prohibition.