Laws for employers are quickly spreading throughout the country that prohibit questions about previous salary history. About 15 states and other local areas have adopted this practice now.
Using previous salary history in the hiring process can have major concerns with regard to the gap women and people of color, and minorities face in their careers. This is why it is being quickly adopted to provide pay equity.
Many states are adopting the practice to no longer ask about your previous pay. Just a few of these states are: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts (effective July 1), Oregon, Vermont (effective July 1), and most recently, Maine.
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