Washington Salary Disclosure Moves

Washington state lawmakers have passed legislation (S.5761) that will require employers to disclose the starting salary for open positions to all job applicants at the beginning of the process. For the past three years, the Evergreen State has mandated that employers provide applicants with the salary range and benefits, but only when a job offer…

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NYC Bans Salary History Question

Just before the election, as the country was focused on who would become our 45th President of the United States, New York City Mayor bill de Blasio was signing an executive order banning municipal agencies from asking job applicants for their salary histories.  Executive Order 21 prohibits agencies from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history…

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Salary History Becoming the New Taboo

For the past few years, asking a job applicant if they had ever been convicted of a crime was frowned upon by the “beautiful people”.  Ultimately, a number of state and cities around the country “banned the box” and made it illegal to even ask an applicant if they had any criminal history before they…

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