Tag: salary history

False assumptions, ill-advised questions just a few hiring hazards to avoid

Ever finish interviewing a job candidate and wonder if you’ve asked enough questions—or maybe asked too many? Worse, do you wonder what problematic questions others involved in the hiring process may have asked? The human resources department probably trains managers on the do’s and don’ts of interviewing, but in spite of that training, hiring managers […]


Delaware salary history law set to take effect

by Molly DiBianca Delaware’s new law limiting employers’ ability to inquire about job candidates’ compensation history is set to take effect on December 14. The law is intended to address pay disparities between men and women. Because women often make less than their male counterparts, the pay gap is perpetuated if women’s wages are based […]


Bringing on new employees? Don’t let applications, interviews trigger legal woes

Most human resources professionals and others involved in hiring know how to steer clear of the most obvious off-limits questions on job applications and in interviews. Asking about someone’s race, national origin or ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability, etc. can quickly raise red flags related to unlawful discrimination. But less obvious questions also can put […]


What’s your salary? Apparently none of my business

We all know that movie stars make a ton of money. I mean, a ton of money. How much? Well, last month Forbes published its list of the world’s highest paid actresses and actors for the previous year so you can see for yourself. There are certainly some surprises on the list. No offense, but […]

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Will Outlawing Questions About Pay History Narrow the Gender Pay Gap?

New York City is the most recent addition to the list of jurisdictions that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.  The restriction on pay history inquiries is intended to shift an employer’s focus from a history-based offer to a market-based offer.