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.
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
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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