Ban On Compensation History Inquiries

The ban on compensation history inquiries has caused quite the buzz within talent acquisition. This new legislation effectively makes it illegal for employers to ask applicants for their compensation history when considering them for a role. The thought is that by removing this question as an option within the interview process, employers will more than likely review the candidate’s experience, education, and cultural fit rather than their previous compensation when both considering them for the role as well as the compensation range to offer. By doing so, the spirit of the law is that this will pave the way for increasing pay equality – based on merit and experience – rather than looking at an applicant’s gender, race, or other characteristics. Check out our report for even more background information as well as how these laws are affecting both employers and candidates.