Kansas City

❌ City employers cannot ask for pay history (until hired at an agreed-upon salary)

❌ Employers with six or more employees cannot:

  • “Screen” based on compensation history

  • Seek or rely on salary history as a factor in determining whether to hire or in setting pay

  • Require prior compensation satisfy certain minimum or maximum criteria

  • Retaliate against an applicant who refuses to disclose salary history

✅ You can:

  • Have discussions about salary or compensation “expectations”

  • Consider salary history information that is voluntarily disclosed

St. Louis

❌ City employers cannot:

  • Ask for pay history

  • Refuse to hire or retaliate against an applicant who refuses to disclose salary history


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