Colorado to Prohibit Using Salary to Determine Wage Rate
Special Announcement to all Colorado employers :
The State of Colorado passed a law (SENATE BILL 19-085) amending the Colorado Revised Statutes, section 8-5-101. This bill prohibits employers from seeking for, or asking from job applicants, their wage history to determine a wage rate. The Governor of Colorado signed the law on 05/22/19 and it will be effective on 01/01/2021.
Among other things, the law makes the following an unlawful practice:
SEEK THE WAGE RATE HISTORY OF A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR RELY ON THE WAGE RATE HISTORY OF A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE TO DETERMINE A WAGE RATE;
This law will require a review of the hiring process in place, including any documentation or forms that all applicants must complete, and may require changes to that process.
Justifacts recommends that you consult with your legal department to determine what changes, if any, need to be made to your hiring process in order to comply with this law.
The complete text of the legislation can be found here: Senate Bill 19-085
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