Thursday, October 31, 2019

Cheapskate Kansas City Employers Now Forbidden From Asking About Salary History

Follow-up on local legislation that might help local workers BOLD ENOUGH to ask for more cash in the midst of a recession that only really impacts broke-ass folks on the low-end of the pay scale. Checkit:

Job seekers protected from salary history discussion in KC beginning Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new ordinance goes into effect Thursday, October 31 in KCMO which, will make employers asking job seekers for salary history information illegal in the city.The ordinance was passed unanimously by the City Council in May of 2019.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The City Council, whose members have never and will never hire anybody to work at a for profit business, somehow know what is and what is not important for employers to know about a potential hire. What arrogant asshats they are.

Anonymous said...

This is such a joke. I mean really? Illegal to ask a question about past pay?

Anonymous said...

^^Yes. People are trying to change things dope. Get with it, or get lost!

Anonymous said...

^^You get with it and know what you"re talking about before you open your piehole.

Anonymous said...

^^Why? You didn't.

Anonymous said...

SLie's Shitty Clowncil passed this back in May that explains all of it.

Anonymous said...

Whats next make it illegal to ask a potential renter if they are employed because it would be discriminatory?

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know Maude. Why don't you ask the city and quit boring us with this unimportant shit?

Anonymous said...

11:34

Go back to your donuts gramps.

Anonymous said...

All regulatory actions create more friction in the hiring process thereby increasing unemployment or depressing wages. The irony is it is most likely to harm those at the bottom of the employment ladder because prospective employers are less likely to chance hiring them.

Anonymous said...

I'm am going to ask anyways. A job applicant who brings up this ordinance as a reason why they won't tell me what they are making now says all I need to know about whether to hire him/her.

Anonymous said...

It never should have been any of their business.

Anonymous said...

12:18 is dead on the money

Anonymous said...

^^dumbass if it’s on your application all I got to do is screenshot it and report to city. Why you got to be a prick. You know what you are going to pay for a position so put the range in the job listing. Enlighten me as to why knowing how much someone made in the past equates to how much you are willing to pay? Clearly this ordinance is made for dumb asses like you.

Anonymous said...

Good. Funny how companies don't want their employees to talk to each other about salaries or bonuses but they want to ask you about it. When I worked in Ireland it was completely common for employees to speak to each other about salaries and I found the rest of Europe was that way as well. It is only done here as another way for management to keep you down.

Anonymous said...

^^You are correct. Employers asking for past salaries serve nothing but their own self interest to know how little they can pay you and/or they not hire you because they know you won’t stay long if you make less than at the new job than your past employment. A myth because some people will work for less depending on commute, benefits and stress level from a toxic boss.