Re: salary history - can't ask in Mass. now

Subject: Re: salary history - can't ask in Mass. now
From: Carolyn Palo <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 15:18:35 -0400

This bill is long overdue and is leveling the playing field. As someone who
has interviewed for jobs numerous times, I've found that the potential
employer who asks for salary "upfront" is not a good employer. During the
recession, it was a terrible time for salary negotiation, especially if you
had been out of work for a while. My experience is they wanted the
unemployed "dirt cheap" regardless of previous salary. Instead of a "how
much are you worth" category, it's now "here is what the salary is for this
position." I am happy for this change - as I said - long overdue and
hopefully will help the middle class get back on its feet. I know highly
trained and well educated folks who had bills and children taking HALF of
what they were making previously. No more "back against the wall"
scenarios, I hope.


Carolyn Palo

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On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
wrote:

> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> This list has certainly discussed the dilemmas we face when recruiters
> demand our salary history but wonât tell us ahead of time what their salary
> range is budgeted for. And now Massachusetts if putting a stop to this
> question. The following links provide the same basic facts of course, but
> focus on slightly different aspects of the problem.
>
> *
> http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2016/08/01/3803836/massachusetts-equal-pay/
> * http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/02/pf/jobs/massachusetts-pay-equity-law/
> *
> http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/08/01/will-massachusetts-start-a-trend-banning-employers-from-requiring-salary-history/#5eb1b4d5a1c9
>
> Just food for thought,
> -Monique
>
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