STATUS: Enacted

Prohibits employers from relying on an applicant's salary history in the application process.

This bill prohibits an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer an applicant employment or what salary to offer an applicant. The bill also prohibits an employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment orally or in writing, personally or through an agent. Finally, the bill requires an employer, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant for employment. The bill does not prohibit an applicant from voluntarily and without prompting disclosing salary history information and does not prohibit an employer from considering or relying on that voluntarily disclosed salary history information in determining salary, as specified. It applies to all employers, including state and local government employers and the Legislature and does not apply to salary history information disclosable to the public pursuant to federal or state law.

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