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The Government's Answer to Bridging the Gender Wage Gap

, New York Law Journal

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Paul F. Millus writes: There are a multitude of arguments and talking points both for and against laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary histories, but the fundamental question is: Does a law prohibiting this particular inquiry violate the employer's right to free speech under the First Amendment?

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  • Barnum

    So, can an employer say, "We are not allowed to ask you about your salary history but if you want to say anything about it, that is fine?" Pretty silly law, in addition to which there is no evidence it will advance the dubious goal of pay equality.

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