Maine recently passed “An Act Regarding Pay Equality” law, which “seeks to end wage inequality by prohibiting employers from taking salary history into account when setting compensation for new employees”.
Maine is the latest of several New England states to pass similar legislation.
According to JD Supra:
“The new law further promotes wage transparency by barring employers from preventing current employees from discussing their own wages or the wages of another employee.”
Employers hiring in the state are encouraged to review company hiring policies and practices before the law takes effect on September 17, 2019 to ensure compliance.
For more details on this ruling, please click here.
The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on April 30, 2019 written by Monica Snyder.