Tag: Salary

From Goodwill to the Salvation Army: Evaluating the Ethics of some of America’s Best-Known Charities

Last year when Change.org’s petition to stop Goodwill Industries from exploiting its workers with disabilities entered the spotlight, the public was confused as to why an 80-year-old law which allowed the practice still governed an organization claiming to do charitable work. However, Goodwill is not the only so-called charity that…

NYC Bans Salary History Questions for Government Job Applicants

Next month, New York City job seekers will no longer have to provide their salary history to city agencies when applying for a job. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) last week issued an executive order forbidding government agencies from asking job seekers questions regarding salary history. The…

Massachusetts Takes Historic Step Toward Equal Pay

In a historic step toward equal pay, employers in Massachusetts can no longer ask potential employees about their salary history during a job interview. Massachusetts is the first state to enact such a law, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law, which Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed…