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Cuomo: Ban employers from asking about pay history

Cuomo: Ban employers from asking about pay history

April 10, 2018 12:51 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing legislation that would prohibit employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. 

The Democrat says the measure would address the gap in compensation given to men and women doing the same type of work.

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The legislation, announced Tuesday, is one of the recommendations from a new report on the wage gap. 

Women in New York make 89 cents for every dollar made by a man in a similar position.

Nationally, women make only 80 cents for every $1 made by a man in the same position.

Cuomo signed an executive order last year barring the state from asking job seekers about wage history.

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