Prohibit a Prospective Employer from Asking a Prospective Hire about the Person's Compensation History until after a Job Offer Is Made

Last updated: May 14, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Mark Bryant, House 24
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 942



UPDATE: This bill was voted unanimously Ought Not to Pass.


This bill prohibits an employer from inquiring about a prospective employee's prior 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 prior compensation history meet certain criteria. An employer that violates this law is subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500 per violation and is also subject to a civil right of action that may be brought by or on behalf of an affected prospective employee by the Department of Labor or the affected employee.