Philadelphia The Latest To Restrict Employer Inquiries Into Applicants' Salary History
Beginning May 23, it will be unlawful for employers in Philadelphia to inquire into an applicant's wage history during the hiring process.
"Wages" include all earnings of an employee, such as fringe benefits, wage supplements, or other compensation whether payable by the employer from employer funds or from amounts withheld from the employee's pay by the employer.
The ordinance prohibits retaliation against a prospective employee for failing to provide his or her wage history or for enforcing his or her rights under the law. Those who allege a violation of the law may file a complaint with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.