Cozen O’Connor: The no-no of asking job hopefuls about salary history

The no-no of asking job hopefuls about salary history

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Michael Schmidt was quote in Newsday discussing salary history during the interview process. He advises employers to check applications and policies to make sure the salary history question is removed; to train staff on the new requirements; and, when asking for references or other documents to verify past employment, to request that the applicant or third party redact any wage information. He said he’s already seen employers in the area eliminating the salary history question. “It’s been a slow shift, but definitely its been a shift,” said Schmidt.

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