On Wednesday, June 26, Toledo City Council approved the Pay Equity Act, an ordinance which will prohibit Toledo employers from requiring job applicants to disclose salary history as a condition of employment. City Council members believe this new law will help prevent pay inequities for woman and people of color in Toledo’s workplaces. In the absence of this information, City Council members believe pay will be based on ability and experience.
This ordinance would create legal repercussions for employers within the City of Toledo to ask for, or require, previous salary history when candidates are applying for a job. We will post an in-depth analysis of the new Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 768 known as the Pay Equity Act in the near future so stay tuned for further information.