What is Your Salary History?
Ever cringe when you’re asked for salary history as you’re applying for a new job?
Prospective employers want to know what you’ve earned, so they don’t overpay for your time and talent. Yet you’re looking for advancement and you don’t want to be limited by previous positions.
The city of Philadelphia and the commonwealth of Massachusetts have banned that question. Legislation is now pending in California and New York City.
Is this an idea whose time has come nationwide? Would you benefit financially while negotiating salary about your future instead of being dogged by your past?
Tell us about your experiences–and what you think employers should be entitled to–and banned from–asking.