In a move to benefit the interviewee, Mayor de Blasio is legalizing some changes in questions potential employers are permitted to ask. One of these is salary history. The Mayor just signed a Bill which, when passed in October will make it “unlawful” to request details of a job applicant’s current salary.
De Blasio is very focused on promoting anti-discriminatory practice in the work place. Just recently NYC’s Ethics Panel fired three city workers for inappropriate use of their jobs for personal gains. The perpetrators were fined for basing hiring and promotions on familial choice. One of these workers was an Administration for Children’s Services for use of her job title for the benefit of “an associated family member’s family court case.”
In addition, the head of NYC’s jail system, Joseph Ponte just resigned his position, following criticism for use of his city-owned SUV to repeatedly drive to vacations in Maine.