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Salary History Ban Map

April Tofanelli
January 13, 2022
2 min read
A guide for recruiters: knowing what to ask, where

Are you confused about the myriad of rules and regulations related to salary history bans? 🤔 Don't worry, you aren't alone! Lucky for you, we've scoured the interwebs to put together a handy guide to help you navigate what you can (and can't) talk about when it comes to an applicant's previous pay.


Want a quick hit with the relevant goods (helloooooo TL;DR!)?
💡You got it!

In general, most laws prohibit employers from:

  • seeking, requesting, or asking about salary history;
  • reaching out to current or past employers;
  • considering, using, or relying on salary history as a factor in determining whether to offer employment or what salary to offer; and/or
  • retaliating against applicants who refuse to voluntarily disclose salary history information.

👉 Click to see a summary by state! 👈

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