If you’re wondering what the HR compliance trend of the year is, look no further than salary history bans. With a law passed by Connecticut lawmakers this month, the Nutmeg State is set to join the fast-growing list of jurisdictions that have made salary history off-limits during job interviews.
With a new bill, Connecticut lawmakers are looking to make it easier for expectant mothers to enroll in, or change, their health insurance. The measure is currently being deliberated in the state Senate and enjoys bipartisan support.
- In most cases, employers cannot request a prospective employee’s criminal history on an initial job application.
- New requirements take effect on January 1, 2017.
- Connecticut's law closely follows more robust measures in Vermont, as well as the cities of Philadelphia and Austin.
- Employers should be sure their job application forms are compliant.