California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law two measures that restrict employers from asking job applicants about their salary and criminal history. Both laws are effective January 1, 2018.
Updated to reflect salary history restrictions, effective October 6, 2017.
A new San Francisco ordinance will prohibit employers, including city contractors and subcontractors, from asking any questions about a job applicant's current or past salary.
Updated to reflect the state ban the box criminal history law, effective July 1, 2017.
Delaware joins Oregon, Massachusetts and other jurisdictions that have enacted salary history inquiry restrictions on employers. The Delaware measure will take effect in December 2017, and aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women.
An Oregon law will restrict employers from asking job applicants or employees about their salary history. The measure also bans pay discrimination based on any protected characteristic.
This How To details the steps an employer should take to reduce the risk of unconscious bias influencing its recruiting and hiring decisions.
Updated to reflect legal developments regarding Philadelphia's wage equity ordinance.
HR considerations for a legally compliant job interview.