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§ 3-304.2. Wage ranges and wage history

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 3. Employment Standards and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Equal Pay for Equal Work (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-304.2
§ 3-304.2. Wage ranges and wage history
Employer to provide wage range
(a) On request, an employer shall provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied.
Prohibited acts concerning wage history
(b)(1) An employer may not:
(i) retaliate against or refuse to interview, hire, or employ an applicant for employment because the applicant:
1. did not provide wage history; or
2. requested the wage range in accordance with this section for the position for which the applicant applied; and
(ii) except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection:
1. rely on the wage history of an applicant for employment in screening or considering the applicant for employment or in determining the wages for the applicant; or
2. seek the wage history for an applicant for employment orally, in writing, or through an employee or an agent or from a current or former employer.
(2) After an employer makes an initial offer of employment with an offer of compensation to an applicant for employment, an employer may:
(i) subject to paragraph (3) of this subsection, rely on the wage history voluntarily provided by the applicant for employment to support a wage offer higher than the initial wage offered by the employer; or
(ii) seek to confirm the wage history voluntarily provided by the applicant for employment to support a wage offer higher than the initial wage offered by the employer.
(3) An employer may rely on wage history under paragraph (2) of this subsection only if the higher wage does not create an unlawful pay differential based on protected characteristics under § 3-304 of this subtitle.
Construction of section
(c) This section may not be construed to prohibit an applicant for employment from sharing wage history with an employer voluntarily.

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Added by Acts 2020, c. 67, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-304.2, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 3-304.2
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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