California bosses can no longer ask you about your previous salary
Effective January 1, 2018. California employers will no longer be able to ask your previous or current salary. Applicants are free to volunteer this prior compensation information, and companies may then consider than information in their offer packages. Companies will also now be required to provide applicants a salary range for open positions.
The goal of this legislation is to narrow the gender pay gap. "In 2016, California women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings of $814 or 88 percent of the $925 earnings of their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month. That’s down from 90.2 percent in 2005."
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Originally published by Margot Roosevelt in the Orange County Register on October 12, 2017