Connecticut Prohibits Salary Inquiries

Hey Compliance Warriors!

Salary inquiries have been a hot topic recently. As of January 1st Connecticut was the latest state to take a stance of prohibiting this. Read on…

Article via: vorys.com

“Connecticut employers are now prohibited from inquiring about a job applicant’s wage and salary history. This prohibition also applies if an employer is using a third party (like an employment agency). The law allows salary inquiries if the applicant has voluntarily disclosed that information. Additionally, salary inquiries are allowed if federal or state law specifically authorizes the disclosure or verification of salary history for employment purposes. An employer may inquire about other elements of an applicant’s compensation structure, as long as such employer does not inquire about the value of the elements of such compensation structure.

The law provides for a private right of action, and individuals can recover compensatory damages, attorney’s fees, costs, and punitive damages. There is a two-year statute of limitations.

The law became effective on January 1, 2019. Employers should review their hiring policies and practices (including employment applications) to ensure they comply with these new requirements. Contact your Vorys lawyer if you have questions about permissible and impermissible pre-employment inquiries.”

For more information: https://www.vorys.com/publications-2335.html

Until Next Time, Be Audit-Secure!

Lisa Smith


Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Corporation and Chief Content Developer at HelpDeskSuites.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more in her Compliance Warriors Facebook Group.

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