Existing ExactHire ATS clients that employ individuals in specific geographic locations should be aware of legislation that affects a company's ability to ask certain questions.Existing ExactHire ATS clients that employ individuals in specific geographic locations, particularly the states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont, Oregon, California, Delaware, Washington (state), Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Maine and Massachusetts should be aware of legislation that affects a company's ability to ask certain questions about the applicant's salary history on the employment application and in various phases of the employment process. For more information about these recent legislative acts and timelines, please visit our blog or click on the links above.
While the locations mentioned above are not part of a comprehensive list provided in this tip sheet, as the employer, it is your obligation to stay abreast of changes in legislation that affect your employment application's content and general hiring practices. ExactHire does not provide legal counsel. If your employment application includes question(s) related to an applicant's salary history, please consult with your employment attorney whether the inclusion and/or wording of your question(s) is compliant with city, state and federal laws. It is important that you know the regulations on collecting applicants' salary history data for EACH location in which you hire.
Should you need to change your application language to become compliant, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on your existing application, we will create a new application using the language you request in order to be compliant. NOTE: If you need different versions of your application to comply with laws across different locations in which you hire, we can accommodate that as HireCentric supports multiple external applications.