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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Nine jurisdictions 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. To help keep you compliant, we’ve outlined the specifics below.

In 2 of the jurisdictions the laws only affect city employees

9 jurisdictions have prohibited
wage verification

2 of the jurisdictions failed to
pass legislation

21 states are considering salary history laws

Salary Verification Laws by Jurisdiction

New York CIty
Massachusetts
Delaware
Oregon
Philadelphia
California
Puerto Rico
Pittsburgh
New Orleans

Wage Verification Blog Series

Check out our blog series covering the impact of employment legislation on the screening and hiring process. The first in the series–Is Your State Impacted by Salary History Laws?–is available now. Check back weekly for more coverage.

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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