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Previous salary? Soon, the question might be illegal

You apply for a new job, and a prospective employer asks for your previous salary. Intrusive?  Harmless? No matter–the question soon could be illegal in California. And its demise would be applauded by many women who say that basing salaries on prior compensation means discrimination can follow them from job to job. “Women are paid […]
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