New Jersey employers banned from asking for salary history

This is probably the most exciting news I’ve read this year. I’ve always felt awkward answering these questions and even had a few people ask me to justify my ask.

“Employers should be hiring and paying potential employees for the experience and qualifications they have with respect to the demands of the specific position,” New Jersey Sen. Loretta Weinberg said of that state’s new law. “Knowing how much they were paid in the past is irrelevant and often times leads to a cycle of pay inequity. By eliminating inquiries of salary history, we can help curb wage discrimination based not only on gender, but also race, age and other characteristics.” Philadelphia Voice