Ask the HR Expert — Salary History

on April 20, 2018

Q: Can I ask about salary history on employment applications?

A: It depends what city, state, or U.S. territory your business is located in. California, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York City, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, and Oregon have all enacted legislation that bans employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Certain protocols must be followed during the application, interviewing, and hiring process in accordance with the laws.

Bottom Line:
You may be able to ask about salary history. It depends on where your business is located.

Jill Schaefer

Jill Schaefer

Jill is the Content and Community Manager here at KPA. She breaks down complex regulations into why they matter and what they mean for clients. In short, she tries to make compliance easier and help employers do the right things.

In her spare time, she is equal parts crazy cat lady, triathlete, and pizza connoisseur.

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