Tracey E. Diamond, of counsel with Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the May 3, 2018 NPR article, "More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield by Not Asking About Pay History."
Tracey Diamond, a Philadelphia employment attorney, says many of her clients are taking prior pay questions out of their hiring process. But some are sticking to the practice, even as the law changes around them.
"It was important for them to know their applicant salary history coming in," Diamond says. So those employers have taken the position that until it's illegal in their jurisdiction, they will continue using it as a tool in assessing their candidates, she says.
It's a risky policy, she says, and one that may have to change soon.