Can I Ask About Salary History on a Background Check?
Can I ask about salary history on a background check?
In the past, it was common to provide information about past salary history when completing a job application. Increasingly, however, governments are passing laws banning these questions, or placing limits on how high a salary you are permitted to ask questions about. In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a bill and sent it for approval to state lawmakers that would ban employers in New York from seeking wage and salary histories from prospective employees. Ideally, this bill would help mend the pay gap between men and women.