A new act became effective at the beginning of the year concerning pay equity. Under this act, employers cannot ask a prospective employee about his or her past wages and/or salary. An employer can ask about other elements of how the employee was compensated, such as stock options, as long as the employer doesn’t ask for any specific values.
The act also allows prospective employees to sue within two years of the alleged violation of the act by an employer. However, there are two exceptions to this rule:(1) an employer cannot be sued if the prospective employee voluntarily discloses this information and (2) if the disclosure or verification of salary history for employment is specifically allowed by a state or federal law.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new act, please feel free to call our office at (860) 423-9231!
More summaries of new acts to come in the coming weeks!
More Info: The Connecticut General Assembly’s Website
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