Monday, August 8, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, Massachusetts became the first state to prohibit employers from asking about salary history before offering a candidate a position.  The law is designed to help close the gender wage gap. Supporters argued that gender inequities are less likely to be perpetuated if employers are not aware of an applicant’s salary history. The law includes two additional provisions related to pay. It makes it unlawful for employers to prohibit employees from talking about their pay, and it requires equal pay for work of “comparable character” or for employees who work in “comparable operations.”  The new law will go into effect in July 2018.
In other developments: