Do Wage Verification Laws Impact Your State?

To address pay equity, cities & states are passing legislation that prohibits the request & verification of salary history.
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Twenty-seven states and territories in the U.S. have passed legislation aimed to prevent wage discrimination by prohibiting salary history verification during the hiring process. The laws vary by state and jurisdiction. To help keep you compliant, we’ve outlined the specifics below.

Q

18 states have initiated statewide bans
on salary verification.

2 states have prohibited local governments
from banning salary verification.

21 of the bans only apply
to local jurisdictions.  

Salary Verification Laws by Jurisdiction

Alabama
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

 

How to Report Wage Discrimination

If you have been discriminated against at work due to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information, visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to file a Charge of Discrimination.

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