New Vermont Law prohibiting Employers from asking about salary history
Effective July 1, 2018, employers in Vermont will need to ensure their hiring processes are in compliance with HB 294. The new law requires that employers refrain from inquiring about an applicant’s current or past compensation, including wages, salary, bonuses, benefits, fringe benefits, and equity-based compensation, as part of the hiring and screening process.
It will be permissible to ask the prospective employee’s compensation expectations and requirements. If a prospective employee volunteers their previous salary history, the employer will not have violated the law, but should refrain from considering the salary information throughout the hiring process. However, after an offer of employment is extended to the candidate, the employer may verify the volunteered salary information.
For more information, please read the text of the law here.
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