Salary History: 50-State Chart, FAQs and More Added

Author: David B. Weisenfeld, XpertHR Legal Editor

One of the most notable new employment law trends involves the advent of state and municipal laws that prohibit employers from asking salary history questions. The rationale behind these laws is that if employers are restricted from asking salary history questions, then applicants who may have been underpaid in the past for discriminatory reasons will not have their compensation history used against them.

Reflecting this trend, XpertHR has added a host of resources to help employers comply with these developments. These resources include:

50-State Chart



In addition, XpertHR has a recent podcast featuring this issue, "Why Salary History Bans Are on the Rise." Other existing resources have also been updated in light of the growing number of salary history inquiry prohibitions at the state and municipal levels.