❌ You cannot seek salary history
✅ You can confirm pay history voluntarily disclosed after an offer has been make
📌 You must provide the salary range of the position for which the applicant applied, upon request
❌ You cannot:
Seek or rely on salary history as a factor in determining whether to hire or in setting pay
Retaliate against an applicant who refuses to disclose salary history
✅ You can rely on voluntarily disclosed salary history to offer a higher wage (if it does not result in inequalities based on gender)
The following sites provide additional resources and information.
HB 123 (Legislation)
Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work (Maryland Department of Labor, Feb. 2022)
Maryland enacts ban on salary history inquiries and closes loophole (Gordon Feinblatt, June 16, 2020)
Maryland approves salary history ban (Workest, Sept. 10, 2020)
Salary history ban Maryland (Shawe Rosenthal, Sept. 5, 2020)
The resources available here are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or opinions. For legal advice, please consult with your employment counsel directly.