📝 Legislation goes into effect January 1, 2023
❌ You cannot:
Seek salary history
Require prior compensation satisfy certain minimum or maximum criteria
Rely on salary history to determine whether to offer employment or what salary to offer
✅ You can confirm and rely on salary history to support a higher salary than initially offered (after an offer has been made) and only if the applicant voluntarily provided their wage history without prompting
📌 You must provide a salary range during interviews upon request; the range must be disclosed before discussing compensation
The following sites provide additional resources and information.
Senate Bill S 0270 (Legislation)
Rhode Island’s New Pay Equity Law: What Employers Need To Know (JDSupra, September 26, 2022)
Rhode Island Amends Pay Equity Law, Bans Salary History Inquiries, and Requires Pay Scale Disclosures (National Law Review, July 31, 2021)
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.