Soon, private employers will not be able to request salary history from potential hires. On January 25, 2020 the New Jersey law takes effect that makes it illegal to use a job applicant’s previous salary information to screen the applicant. There are certain exceptions but employers should pay careful attention to the details.
Our employment law expert, Chris Heyer, writes that the law provides for fines in the thousands of dollars, so the risks are real. Business need to be careful in how they perform background checks. Read the entire article here https://www.heyerlegal.com/pre-employment-salary-history-inquiries/.