City of Cincinnati Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Salary Inquiry and Use

The City of Cincinnati has become the latest jurisdiction to adopt an ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about or relying on the prior salary history of prospective employees in setting starting pay. The salary history ban passed March 13, 2019 and goes into effect on March 13, 2020. Nonprofit employers located in the City of Cincinnati and employing at least 15 employees within the City should take steps now to review and update their employment applications and hiring practices to comply with the new law.

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