Posts Tagged ‘salary history’

Gender Questions on Job Applications in California

Our job application asks applicants to state their gender. Is that allowed under California law? California law prohibits employers from asking, either directly or indirectly, about an individual’s sex or gender. Therefore, job applications should not include any questions about an applicant’s sex or gender. For employers who must request information about sex or gender […]

29 Apr 19 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Pay Gap a Priority for Women in the Workplace

Female professionals share several challenges in today’s workplace, such as career advancement, re-entering the workforce and sexual harassment, to name a few. But according to a recent Korn Ferry survey, 40 percent of women professionals said they’ve missed a promotion or an opportunity simply because they’re female. What’s more, the most important issue facing women […]

10 Oct 18 - Labor Relations - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Capitol News Report Explains Three Significant New Employment Laws for 2018

CalChamber Capitol News Report highlights three important new laws that employers need to be aware of in 2018: parental leave for small employers, restrictions on salary history questions and the ban-the-box-law. In the video, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank recaps the significant changes employers will see in their hiring and leave practices […]

30 Nov 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. Also signed today was AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which bans employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history. Both bills […]

12 Oct 17 - Compensation, FMLA/CFRA - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

AB 168, salary history

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which passed the Assembly by 60-9 vote, could penalize employers for failing to provide a pay scale upon demand, even […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »