Pay Equity Legislation Overview

Pay Equity Legislation Overview

In an effort to close the gender pay gap, a growing number of U.S. cities, states, and territories have passed measures that bar employers from inquiring into a job candidate’s compensation history.

While employers are not prohibited from discussing salary expectations, HireRight suggests a best practice of refraining from inquiring about a candidate’s previous compensation.

We recommend that organizations consider the following restrictions in consultation with their legal counsel as they may impact their screening program.

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