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Large companies phasing out salary history queries

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Sixty-five percent of executives surveyed by the Korn Ferry consulting firm believe their companies will stop asking job applicants about their salary histories, even in locations that haven't outlawed it.

A number of states—including California, Delaware, Massachusetts and Oregon—have made it unlawful to request applicants’ salary histories. The theory is that knowing how much someone currently earns may perpetuate gender-based pay disparities.

The Korn Ferry survey found that most large employers plan to strip salary history inquiries from their hiring processes if they have operations in any jurisdiction that bans the practice.

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