Asking Job Applicants for Salary Histories? Use Caution.


OMA Connections Partner Frantz Ward recently posted: “… most employers currently ask job applicants for their salary histories. This is a reasonable question, and one that employers find useful to help attract and retain talented employees. Given recent legislative initiatives and judicial decisions on this topic, however, employers should tread carefully.” And: “Even for employers who operate in jurisdictions that do not prohibit salary-history inquiries—such as Ohio—other laws may limit the extent to which such information may be used in determining compensation.” Read more from Frantz Ward about this issue. 6/8/2017