Employers Can't Ask About Salary
On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed another bill into law that prohibits employers from seeking past salary history information from job applicants.
Some highlights of the law:
Employers Can't Use Salary As a Factor -- This bill would prohibit an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer an applicant employment or what salary to offer an applicant.
Employers Prohibited From Seeking Salary History -- The bill also would prohibit an employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment.
Employers Required to Provide Pay Scale -- The bill would require an employer, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant for employment.
Employees May Disclose But Only Voluntarily -- The bill would not prohibit an applicant from voluntarily and without prompting disclosing salary history information and would not prohibit an employer from considering or relying on that voluntarily disclosed salary history information in determining salary, as specified.
Applies to All Employers in California -- The bill would apply to all employers, including state and local government employers and the Legislature and would not apply to salary history information disclosable to the public pursuant to federal or state law.
If you would like more information on how this may pertain to your legal issues please contact SALUTE LAW at (818) 981-7373.