California Bans Salary History Inquires and Adopts Ban-The-Box for Job Applicants


Effective January 1, 2018, California will expand hiring laws:

  • A.B. 1008: “Ban-the-box” will outlaw requests for criminal conviction disclosure prior to a conditional job offer.
  • A.B. 168: This law will prohibit past salary inquires during a job application process.

Currently, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia have laws in place that ban salary history requests. Additionally, 10 states operate under “Ban-The-Box.”

As a hiring manager, it is necessary to monitor laws that dictate the interview and hiring process. Therefore, it is critical to check for updates on your state’s labor law website. The US Department of Labor lists each state’s site here.

S2Verify does not provide legal advice, and this post is only intended for educational purposes.