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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. 

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California Seeks to Close the Wage Gap

By Megan Walker, Fisher Phillips The Federal Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Fifty-three years later, lawmakers across the United States are still searching for ways to narrow the pay gap between men and women. California is one of the states that is leading the way—so what […]

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Asking Salary History May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Does your organization routinely ask applicant salary history during the recruiting process? If so, you’ll want to pay close attention to some upcoming legislation that could change all of that. There’s a proposed bill coming before Congress that would make asking salary history illegal.

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