Pay Equity for All Act 2016

New Legislation is trending in the state of New York and will soon spread throughout the nation that employers should be made aware.  H.R. 6030-Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 will make it illegal to ask job candidates for salary history information during the interview and salary negotiation processes.

The New York City Council approved passage of this proposed bill on April 5, 2017.  Many states are following suit, specifically, California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.  This Bill will prohibit employers operating in those states from requesting the compensation history of prospective employees, unless the prospective employee has “voluntarily” disclosed such information.

The law will apply to all employers, both public and private.  This development mirrors the practice of the pay-equity movement taking place in cities and states nationwide.  In fact, San Francisco may be the next jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about wage history.  Following suit of the East Coast, San Francisco is considering removing prior salary information from the job application process entirely.  Currently, there is a new California state law prohibiting employers from relying on prior salary alone to justify differences in pay.

To learn how Avesta can help alleviate the pressures of adherence to all legislation impacting Human Resources, contact us.