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Vermont Adopts Salary History Inquiry Ban

Posted on May 18 2018 07:48 PM

New Law Effective July 1, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, a new law prohibits Vermont employers from inquiring about or seeking an applicant's salary history information­­, including information on his or her current or past wages, salary, bonuses, or benefits. The law also bans employers from relying on an applicant's salary history information as a factor in determining whether to interview the applicant.

Notably, the law does not prohibit:

  • After making an offer of employment that includes compensation, confirming or requesting an applicant's salary history information if the applicant previously disclosed the information voluntarily; or
  • Inquiring about an applicant's salary expectations or requirements.

Click here to read the law.

For more job application and interview compliance information, check out our Job Application & Interview Rules page for Vermont.