On July 25, 2019, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed NJ A1094 (the “Law”), banning salary history requests in New Jersey. Consistent with the growing trend, New Jersey joins the ranks of many other cities and states that have enacted salary history bans to combat pay inequity.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, New Jersey employers will no longer be able to inquire about a job applicant’s salary history, benefits, and other compensation during the hiring process. The Law makes it unlawful for an employer to: (1) screen a job applicant based upon the applicant’s salary history, including, but not limited to, the applicant’s prior wages, salaries, or benefits; or (2) require the applicant’s salary history to satisfy any minimum or maximum criteria.

Read the full GT Alert, which lays out exceptions to the law, penalties for violations, and employer preparation for Jan. 1, 2020.