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A top-ranked top labor and employment attorney and an experienced arbiter, Hope Comisky regularly counsels clients in all aspects of employment law while also advising the firm’s lawyers on ethics and professionalism matters.

Q.  Can my Company use an applicant’s salary history to set their current pay rate?

A.  Not for employees in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington).  In a case decided the day before Equal Pay Day, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that,