Week of March 4, 2019
ASKING ABOUT SALARY DATA
COULD SOON BE ILLEGAL
(UPDATED)
Employers have asked salary-based questions as one method of gaining an accurate picture of an applicant’s qualifications for a position. Federal laws do not prohibit requesting the information, however, there is a growing trend for some states, cities, and counties to outlaw employers from requesting salary history. 
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Design experts say hotel fitness centers are becoming as important as other public spaces such as food-and-beverage outlets, which is why hotel gyms should be designed in thoughtful ways.