Gov. Cuomo moves to block employers asking about pay history

04.10.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The governor of New York plans to prohibit employers from the public and private sectors from asking applicants about prior salary history.
The measure is part of steps by the Empire State to close the gender gap.
A new report claims New York leads the nation on bridging that gap. Women currently make 89 cents for every dollar made by a man in a similar position.

Meanwhile, women in neighboring Pennsylvania are rallying today in Harrisburg to get rid of the 21 cent difference.

Nationwide, women on average make about 80 cents to the dollar compared with men

The Keystone State is ranked 29th in the U.S. for gender pay equity.