Prohibit an Employer from Asking a Prospective Hire about the Person's Compensation History

Last updated: Apr 1, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Mark Bryant, House 24
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 122


Opposed. In particular, small businesses without HR departments are likely to run afoul of the law without intention.


This bill prohibits an employer from inquiring about a prospective employee's compensation history until after an offer of employment that includes all terms of compensation has been negotiated and made to the prospective employee. The bill also prohibits an employer from requiring that a prospective employee's compensation history meet certain criteria. An employer that violates this provision is subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500 per violation and is also subject to a civil action that may be brought by or on behalf of an affected prospective employee by the Department of Labor or the affected employee.