Connecticut Bans Salary History Inquiries During the Application Process
House Bill 6380 was signed by Governor Ned Lamont in early June and is set to take effect October 1, 2021.
Under the new law, Connecticut employers will be barred from asking applicants about salary histories, which includes direct inquiries and/or inquiries via third parties. Employers will also be required to disclose pay ranges for open positions and will be prohibited from firing or disciplining workers who discuss salaries or ask about a co-workers' pay.
Furthermore, employers will be required to expressly indicate the pay range associated with a given job opportunity, either at the applicant's request or when the applicant gets an offer, whichever occurs first. Wage ranges must also be provided when employees change roles within an organization.
This bill also addresses disparities between men and women in the workplace. If such a disparity exists, the employer must demonstrate that the gap is based on seniority, merit, work product, education, training, experience, credentials, skills, or geographic location.
Employers are encouraged to review the details of the bill and determine if internal policies, procedures, and workflows require revisions in order to be prepared for the October 1 effective date.
Posted: June 15, 2021
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