Maine: Salary History Inquiry Ban and Equal Pay Update


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September 17, 2019


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Governor Janet Mills recently signed L.D. 278 prohibiting employer inquiries into the salary history of job applicants until after an offer of employment is made stating “all terms of compensation,” except where federal or state law otherwise requires disclosure or verification of compensation information for employment purposes. Any attempt to directly or indirectly (including through an employment agency) obtain compensation information from a job applicant before an offer of employment has been made, qualifies as unlawful employment discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act.

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