Vermont: Bans Salary History Inquiries


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July 1, 2018


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Governor Scott recently signed H. 294 into law prohibiting employers from inquiring or seeking information about job applicants’ compensation history, including base compensation, bonuses, benefits, fringe benefits, and equity-based compensation. Employers are also prohibited from requiring a job applicant’s salary history satisfy minimum or maximum criteria as a prerequisite for employment, and from determining whether to interview job applicants based on their current or past compensation.

However, if job applicants voluntarily disclose their salary history, the employer may seek to confirm or request that the applicants confirm their salary history after making an offer of employment. Further, employers are permitted to ask a job applicant about salary expectations.

Action Items

  1. Have hiring managers trained on new requirements.
  2. Revise employment applications and interviewing procedures to eliminate any questions regarding salary history.
  3. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

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