May an employer consider a job applicant's salary history if the applicant voluntarily discloses it?
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
It depends. In some jurisdictions with salary history laws, such as Oregon, an employer may still be banned from using the information even if voluntarily disclosed.
In others, it may be permissible to consider the information if the applicant discloses his or her salary history without prompting, but as a best practice employers should document this disclosure.