Missouri State Laws
Additional State Laws
Missouri passed House Bill 328 (HB328), which prohibits employers from asking applicants about their salary history. The bill says: “An employer or prospective employer shall not, in any manner, seek or inquire about salary history information, including current and previous compensation and benefits, regarding any applicant for employment.”
Many Americans are paid less than others who do similar work under similar circumstances because of their gender or other protected factors. By prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their salary history, HB328 hopes to help correct this problem.
HB328 stipulates may voluntarily disclose their salary to a prospective employer.
In Executive Order 16-04, signed by Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon, the state of Missouri decreed that all departments, agencies and boards and commissions in the Executive Branch must remove question about criminal histories from job applications.