Gov. Christie Vetoes Legislation Barring Salary History Inquiries
On July 21, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to prohibit employers from requesting salary history information from prospective employees. The legislation had passed easily though the State’s Democratically controlled Senate and Assembly, with votes along party lines. With the upcoming gubernatorial election in November, employers may expect to see the bill revived and quite possibly enacted – particularly if the next governor is a Democrat. The proposed amendment may be read here.