Salary History

When a woman is asked to reveal her salary during a job interview, which is likely lower than her male counterparts, she is asked to perpetuate an income gap job after job, because her salary may be based on her already lower pay. This adds up over time, and it is discriminatory. H.294 will start changing the culture by prohibiting the practice of allowing an employer to ask for a person’s salary history prior to offering them a job. Employers may still post a salary range, and an applicant may still post salary requirements, but asking for a salary history is now off-limits.