What is a Salary History Ban?
What is a salary history ban?
A salary history ban is enacted at the state, county, or local level, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on your area’s requirements. These protect job applicants from having to report their salaries when completing applications. In some instances, these bans may apply only at certain income levels. If you are facing a salary history ban, consider revamping your employment applications to include questions of greater relevance to the positions you’re looking to fill. Brainstorm with employees in similar roles as well as with your HR department to determine what information might be more revealing about new employees. What questions could give you the most information about an individual? Try using those instead.