Hiring and "The Pay" Question

We've all done it . . . asked an applicant/interviewee what they were making at their last job. Seemed like an innocent question aimed at pricing them and/or finding out how to entice a good candidate to come to your organization, right? Not so, at least according to Jeffrey Lax of the NY Law Journal. In an article he recently wrote, Lax says it may violate an applicant's privacy and perpetuate pay barriers to women and minorities.   See the article at   http://www.law.com/jsp/ihc/PubArticleIHC.jsp?id=1173175405977  . Food for thought for all of us in the hiring function.


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