Is Your State Impacted by Salary History Laws?

Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

November 6 2017

Salary verification laws are expanding their reach. 

On November 1, 2017, New York City became the ninth jurisdiction in the United States to pass a law limiting wage reporting and verification of salary history. This type of legislation,currently pending in at least twenty-one other states, aims to address pay equity. States and cities hope that, by banning the request of salary history during the hiring process, they can break the cycle of wage discrimination.

Not sure if you’re one of the jurisdictions affected by laws restricting wage verification? Allow us to help:

Are you in one of the states affected? Find out what that means for you.

The laws in each state vary. To help keep you compliant, we put together a resource outlining the status of salary verification laws by jurisdiction. Take a more extensive dive into the restrictions in your state—including who it impacts, when the laws go into effect, and links to the actual legislation—by visiting us here:

About Tammy Cohen

Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record. To learn more about Tammy, visit

About InfoMart

InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.

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