Proposed Legislation Banning Salary History Passes California Assembly Featured

  22 September 2017




Assembly Bill (A.B. 168), authored by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, has passed the assembly and is headed to Governor Brown for consideration.

A.B. 168 prohibits employers from requesting the pay history of a job applicant, in an effort to close pay disparity between men and women. The bill would also require employers to give applicants the pay scale for a position upon request. It would apply to all employers, including state and local government. Governor Brown has until October 15, 2017, to sign it the proposed legislation. San Francisco has passed similar legislation, the “Parity in Pay Ordinance”, which will be in effect July 1, 2018. Read more here.