Statewide Legislation

❌ You cannot:

  • Screen based on compensation history

  • Require prior compensation satisfy certain minimum or maximum criteria

  • Investigate prior salary

  • Retaliate against an applicant who refuses to disclose salary history

βœ… You can:

  • Consider voluntarily disclosed salary history information in determining a salary, but not in making a hiring decision

  • Confirm pay history after an offer of employment has been made (offer must include details on compensation package; written authorization must be obtained from applicant)


Jersey City-specific Legislation

πŸ“Œ You must:

  • Disclose the minimum and maximum salary, or hourly wage, and benefits for each job, promotion or transfer opportunity (includes all employers in the city with 5 or more employees)


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