Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

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the first state has made it illegal to ask about salary history

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to ban asking about salary history. The step is a victory for job seekers, who have long been put at a disadvantage by employers who base salary offers on past earnings, which has meant that people who have been making below-market wages are more likely to continue to be underpaid. salaryMassachusetts has made it illegal for employers to ask job candidates what they’ve earned in the past.

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One of the uncomfortable parts of a job search is discussion of salary. Most of us don’t really like negotiations over salary and fear that putting our current wage on paper might doom us to repeat it. Employers have various reasons for requesting salary information.

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“Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday,” says the Associated Press. “Employers can pay women less than men based on salary histories, 9th Circuit rules,” says the ABA Law Journal. “The wage gap is the worst. It ruled that you could use a previous salary to determine current salary.

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will it hurt me if my current salary is much less than a job’s posted range?

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A reader writes: You’ve made clear your thoughts regarding employment applications that request the applicant’s current salary. I had a recruiter contact me with an opportunity, which included the salary range. The application includes salary requirements, as well as current salary. Some employers look at your current salary as a proxy for your value and the level of your role. salary

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Salary History: Putting your salary history can severely hamper your negotiating power when it comes to discussing your wages. The resume is your top tool for creating a quality first-impression for your potential employer.

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In prioritizing your work successes and expertise over work history, a functional resume seems like a great idea especially if you have employment gaps or if you're making a major career transition. Stick to a traditionally formatted resume with a reverse-chronological work history.

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Salary Negotiations: Playing Poker With Your Financial Future

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Handling salary negotiations can be tricky. This request is an all-too-often ploy used by many employers to try to force job seekers’ hands into showing their salary “cards” and effectively sweeping any negotiation power out of the candidate’s hand.

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One such criterion is the candidate’s history of career advancement and accomplishment over the course of their career as demonstrated by increasing responsibility and meaningful compensation rewards. Detailed compensation history including both base and variable/incentive compensation, which is to be disclosed in the employment application and should be supported by the most recent full year’s W-2 statement.” Employer is docking my wages by asking me to give them cash.

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We, the employees, then have to add up our hours and figure out our own taxes using a photocopied sheet listing wages and dependents. Can I lie about my salary history to avoid having it used against me? I’ve been underpaid for years, and I can see the opportunity to get a sizable salary increase if I move to corporate. But as you know, many online applications require salary history. My question: Can I lie about my salary history on an application?

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I want to know if I should address, in cover letters, the reason I just resigned from my job as an attorney in the worst legal market in history. Is salary history one of them? And does my company’s HR have to disclose my salary history when asked? Some just verify education and dates of employment and titles, some check credit, some do criminal records checks, some do detailed references, and yes, some check salary history.

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Salary verification during background checks. A hiring manager asked me for my salary history and said that in the past she was not able to hire candidates because they overstated their salary history. Some employers do include salary verification as part of reference-checking, and offers do get pulled if it turns out that a candidate lied about their salary. It’s short answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

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How can I calculate my annual salary when I’m hourly with variable hours? I have a question about dealing with required salary history entries on online applications. My last job (my first out of grad school) was a salaried position with benefits, etc. That position ended last year, and since then I have been employed in an hourly wage position with lower per-hour pay and no benefits. How should I enter my current salary?

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This was a preliminary phone call to check if I want to move forward with the process, given their budget and my specified salary band. I am also curious in general how my negotiation power is affected given I got laid off — the salary would be a significant step down from my last position given the added responsibility, but I’m not at that job anymore. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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That means if selected, you do the work of that department for typically 6 months, but your official salary and position stay the same. Factoring a recent degree into a salary offer. Typically I would offer a recent graduate a salary at the low end of the pay scale, but in light of the second applicant’s experience I’m wondering if he should or should not be offered the same pay that I would offer to the first applicant. I listed my salary incorrectly on a job application.

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It just struck me as very odd that a legitimate company looking for an employee would not even tell you who they are or how to contact them, while expecting applicants to send them resumes containing names, addresses, phone numbers and work history!

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And if it’s not, they can reclassify you as an employee and require the employer to pay back wages for all the work you did. How wide should a salary range be? A job description asks for me to send a resume and “salary range.&#

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Can I list my fellowship value as part of my compensation history? Can I list the value of my graduate fellowship on my compensation history? Oh, and the place demanding a salary history because they can’t figure out on their own what you’d be worth to them is being stupid.)

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Unless one is completely lacking in skills and can work part time for minimum wage. I barely survived on minimum wage plus “draw to commission&# although in one lucky month I was awarded a coffee cup that said “Sandi&# on it.

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A trust fund tax is money withheld from an employee’s wages (income tax, social security, and Medicare taxes) by an employer and held in trust until paid to the Treasury. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

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Of course, the bad cover letter shows that there is a job opportunity out there for those who want to work in social services and willing to live on a lower salary. No cover letter just a photo copied employment history for a resume. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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I take about fifteen accounts a day, and examine the history over a 2-3 year period. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

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Not sure about the credits thing, but wage rules are pretty clear. And if it’s not, they can reclassify you as an employee and require the employer to pay back wages for all the work you did. So even if we are getting paid at these internships, it’s more than likely less than minimum wage. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

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We were definitely looking to attract applicants and needed to work at it to overcome the salary advantages of the private sector firms in our industry. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

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As long as companies know they can ship their jobs to third-world countries for third-world wages without penalty, wages in the IT field will probably stay depressed as they are now. I, too, have a “gap&# in my work history and I “fixed&# it the way that Kim has suggested.

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