In some US cities and states, asking for a jobseeker’s last-drawn salary is against the law.
However, in many other countries including Singapore, there are no such laws.
The practice of asking for a candidate’s salary history in itself is not wrong, but how prospective employers choose to use the information to determine an offer needs to be examined further.
PeopleSearch Singapore’s Teo Howe Yuin explains why in a commentary on Channel NewsAsia.
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