Salary History

by | Feb 12, 2018


Salary HistorySome of the biggest companies in the country are working to make your next job interview a little easier, with an effort to ban one specific question.

Amazon is now joining the ranks of Google, Facebook and Cisco to ban the question “what is your salary history?” And they’re going further by banning all related questions including “what is your current salary” and “how much do you make at your current job.”

The city of New York has gone so far as making it illegal for prospective employers to ask these types of questions, with other states expected to follow suit. Amazon says despite national law, it is moving forward with the ban and the company will no longer be allowed to rely on salary history when offering someone a job or determining their starting rate.

Amazon says there are still legal ways to ask someone how much they would like to make but it has to be framed around expectations or competing offers the potential employee might have.

It looks like you can expect your next job interview to be slightly less personal.

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