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Connecticut Enacts Changes to Law to Combat Pay Inequality

Connecticut made a change to its statutes to prevent employers from requesting a prospective employee’s wage and salary history.

The change adds a new item five of Section 31-40z of the Connecticut General Statutes.  Effective January 1, 2019, employers are no longer permitted to inquire, or direct a third party to inquire, into a prospective employee’s wage and salary history, unless the prospective employee voluntarily discloses such information.  Employers may still inquire about other elements of a prospective employee’s compensation structure, but not the value of the elements of compensation structure.

The changes can be found here.