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State of Massachusetts Bans Questions on Previous Pay

In an effort to close the wage gap between men and women, the State of Massachusetts today became the first state to ban employers from asking an applicant about their previous salaries.
“The new law will require employers to offer a compensation figure upfront — based on what the applicant’s worth is to the company, rather than on what he or she made at a previous position.”
Job candidates will still be allowed to volunteer their salary information.
The law will take effect in July 2018.
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