Tag: salary history bans

Salary History Information On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 2282) providing for the following: Definitions of the terms pay scale, reasonable request, and applicant. Allowing employers to ask an applicant about his or her salary expectations for the position to which he or she is applying. Allowing employers to make…

Employer Compensation Expense Program On July 3, 2018, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance released technical memorandum TSB-M-18(1)ECEP detailing the state’s Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP). The ECEP was established as a new optional Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) that employers may elect to pay if they have employees that earn more than…

Mandated Insurance Coverage On May 25, 2018, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation (H.B. 5210) mandating insurance coverage of essential health benefits and expanding mandated health benefits for women, children, and adolescents. The law is effective January 1, 2019. Read CT H.B. 5210 Pay Equity and Salary History Inquiries On May 22, 2018, Connecticut Governor…

Sexual Harassment On May 28, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (H.B. 707) relating to the prevention of sexual harassment. The bill: Details an employer’s obligation to ensure working relationships are free from sexual harassment. Requires that employers develop a written policy prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace along with prevention training upon hire….

Judge Rules Philadelphia Salary History Ban Violates Free Speech On April 30, 2018, federal judge Mitchell Goldberg of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia ruled that the Inquiry Provision of the City of Philadelphia’s salary history ban violates the First Amendment, and thus was enjoined, but the Reliance Provision is legal and remains intact. According…

Preemption Bill On April 16, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation (A.B. 748) prohibiting both of the following: State or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law. Local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment…

The issue of pay has traditionally been an inevitable topic of discussion in any job interview. However, in a growing number of places throughout the country, an employer can no longer ask an applicant about his or her salary history. The locations listed on the chart below have enacted laws impacting private employers. More bans…