As a reminder, the NYC law prohibiting employers and their agents from inquiring about or relying on an applicant's salary history goes into effect today.
This means that as of today, employers cannot:
- Ask for current salary or salary history on an employment application;
- Ask about an applicant’s current or past salary (including wages, benefits, and other compensation);
- Ask an applicant’s current or former employer or a staffing or recruiting agency for information related to an applicant’s current or past salary;
- Search public records or the internet to find or verify an applicant’s current or past salary;
- Rely on information about an applicant’s current or prior salary to set compensation.
Brie Kluytenaar is a Mintz attorney who practices labor and employment law. She handles arbitrations, prepares witnesses, and counsels clients on legal strategies related to employment issues. Brie has represented clients in state and federal court as well as various administrative bodies.