Cali Governor Brown Signs AB 168 to Prohibit Employers from Seeking Salary History of Jobseekers
• On October 12th the bill A.B 168 was signed into law by governor Jerry Brown, which bans employers from asking prospective employees about previous salary history.
• The overall scope of this bill makes it unlawful in California for employers, including state and local governments, to ask applicants about their prior salary, compensation, and benefits. The employer may consider prior salary information the applicant voluntarily and without prompting discloses, in setting pay. AB 168 will also require employers to provide the position’s pay scale to a job applicant upon reasonable request.
• The salary privacy bill takes effect on January 1, 2018.