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California bans questions about job applicants' salary history

California is the latest and largest jurisdiction to ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary history, a move designed to combat wage gaps based on sex and race.

Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed a bill on Thursday to prohibit questions about salary history and require employers to provide applicants with the pay scale for a position upon “reasonable request.” The law takes effect on Jan. 1.

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