11 Apr New NYC Prohibition Against Asking Job Applicants for Salary Histories
A new New York City Council regulation prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. The rule, which was designed to reduce the gender/pay gap, also bans employers from considering new employees’ salary histories when setting their compensation. There are exceptions, including exceptions for salary history inquiries that are required by Federal or State law. Moreover, if an applicant volunteers his salary history without being asked, the employer is free to consider it when deciding how much compensation to offer.