Vermont Passes Salary History Limitation Law

(Last Updated On: June 19, 2018)

Special Announcement to all Vermont employers:

 The State of Vermont passed Law No. 126 of 2018, amending the Vermont Statutes, Title 21 which prohibits employers from seeking for or asking from job applicants, their salary history.  The Governor of Vermont signed the law on May 11th, 2018 and it will be effective on July 1st, 2018.

The law makes the following an unlawful practice:

  1. Inquire about or seek information regarding a prospective employee’s current or past compensation from either the prospective employee or a current or former employer of the prospective employee;
  2. Require that a prospective employee’s current or past compensation satisfy minimum or maximum criteria; or
  3. Determine whether to interview a prospective employee based on the prospective employee’s current or past compensation.

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.

In order to comply with this law, Justifacts recommends that you consult with your legal department. This will help your company determine what changes, if any, need to be made to your hiring process.

The complete text of the legislation can be found here: No. 126. An act relating to inquiries about an applicant’s salary history.


It is important to note that Justifacts is providing this information as a service to our clients. None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor is Justifacts engaged to provide legal advice. We go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful. We recommend you consult your attorney or legal department if you want assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.


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