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  • NJ A4119
  • Concerns employer inquiries about wage and salary history.
Introduced
(9/15/2016)
In Committee
(9/15/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill amends the "Law Against Discrimination," P.L.1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and thereby promote equal pay for women by prohibiting any employer from: 1. Seeking the wage or salary history of a prospective employee; 2. Requiring, as a condition of employment, that an employee disclose information about either the employee's own wages, including benefits or other compensation, or about any other employee's wages; 3. Requiring that a prospective employee's prior wage or salary history meet any minimum or maximum criteria as a condition of being interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment; or 4. Taking retaliatory action against an employee or prospective employee based upon prior wage or salary history or because the employee or prospective employee has opposed any act or practice made unlawful by the bill. The bill is not intended to prohibit a prospective employee from voluntarily disclosing wage or salary history information, except that the bill prohibits an employer from coercing the prospective employee to disclose information about the employee's wage or salary history. The bill provides that an employer may only confirm, or permit the prospective employee to confirm, the wage or salary history information after making an offer of employment to the prospective employee.
Combined with another Bill, Labor
Combined with A3480 (ACS)  (on 10/13/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
10/13/2016 A Combined with A3480 (ACS)
10/13/2016 Assembly Labor Hearing (10:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 15, Fourth Floor)
9/15/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly Labor Committee: Reported with Substitution 6 1 2