❌ You cannot:
Seek salary history
Ask current / prior employers
Require prior compensation satisfy certain minimum or maximum criteria
✅ You can confirm salary history if voluntarily disclosed, or after an offer has been extended
📌 Employers with 15 or more employees must disclose the wage scale or salary range (and give a general description of all benefits and other compensation) for all job postings - regardless of applicant request or if an offer of employment has been made (takes effect January 1, 2023).
The following sites provide additional resources and information.
HB 1696 (Legislature)
Washington State to Require Employers to Provide Salary Ranges and Other Compensation Information in Job Postings (National Law Review, April 2, 2022)
Washington’s salary history ban and new wage disclosure requirements take effect July 28 (Perkins Coie, July 23, 2019)
Washington state enacts salary history ban (Duane Morris, June 5, 2019)
Washington state signs a salary history ban, with a twist (Seyfarth, May 10, 2019)
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.