Case Alert – NJ Legislation Passed Prohibiting Employers from Inquiring About Salary History

On July 25, 2019, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law legislation A-1094, which prohibits New Jersey employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history. The law, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, prohibits employers from screening a job candidate based on salary history, which also includes benefits and other compensation, or from requiring an applicant’s salary history to satisfy any minimum or maximum criteria.

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