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Mayor de Blasio signs legislation to ban employers from seeking salary history of applicants

May 4, 2017
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Public Advocate Letitia James holds up a pen as Mayor de Blasio signs her legislation banning employers from asking an applicant’s salary history on Thursday. (JILLIAN JORGENSEN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Public Advocate Letitia James holds up a pen as Mayor de Blasio signs her legislation banning employers from asking an applicant’s salary history on Thursday. (JILLIAN JORGENSEN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

De Blasio signed a bill making it illegal for employers to ask an applicant how much they earned at prior jobs, saying the measure would help to eliminate the gender wage gap by ensuring women won’t face continued inequity based on prior salaries, the Daily News reports.

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