State-by-state salary history ban

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In 2016, Massachusetts prohibited employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history. Since then, more and more states, counties, and cities have passed salary ban laws and regulations. The intent behind the legislation is to prevent salary discrimination and to ensure employees are offered a salary based on merit, rather than what they were paid in previous jobs. 


Click your state on the map to get a better understanding of any salary history laws that apply to your business.


Note: We will continue to update this article as new rules and regulations are passed, but it’s also a good idea to talk to an employment law specialist to learn more about any requirements in your state. If you’re beginning the interview process, we’ve also pulled together this guide to how to manage an effective interview process for employers.