Effective July 28, updates to the Washington State Equal Pay and Opportunities Act now prohibits employers from asking a candidate about their prior employment salary during the interview process.
The changes also require employers, with 15 or more employees, to share a salary range to prospective internal candidates interested in an internal job move.
If a wage or salary range is not available, the employer must show the minimum wage or salary expectation for the position.
To learn more about new or existing laws, visit the WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries website: www.lni.wa.gov or contact their Employment Standards Program at 1-866-219-7321.