California joins other states and municipalities in banning inquiries into salary history of applicants. AB 168 prohibits employers from seeking salary history information or relying on the salary history information regarding applicants for employment. AB 168 goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
Although we have barely scratched the surface on 2017, the California Legislature is already active on the labor and employment front, with a number of new (or not so new) proposals being introduced in the first weeks of the legislative session.
These proposals continue the trend of local and state efforts in recent years focused on part-time work, equal pay requirements, and family leave policies. Several of these bills have already earned the “job killer” moniker from the California Chamber of Commerce.