It May Soon Be Illegal For Employees To Ask Your Salary History

- By Bossip Staff

… The movement started in Massachusetts, where employers are not prohibited to ask such questions, and this may become the trend across the country. “A trio of legislators announced this week they will introduce a bill that will prohibit employers from asking job-seekers about their salary history before making a job offer,” reported Glamour. Among the bill’s sponsors are Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rosa DeLauro, and Jerrold Nadler… One of the reasons legislators want this to happen is because some experts say that requesting someone’s salary history before making a job offer only perpetuates the wage gap. “Because many employers set wages based on an applicant’s previous salary, workers from historically disadvantaged groups often start out behind their white male counterparts in salary negotiations and never catch up,” the announcement states.
[MadameNoire]

“The Cupboard Is Bare”… CDC Director Says There’s No More Money In The Zika Fund

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As Zika virus transmissions become more rampant in the United States, the CDC shared some unfortunate news about how they (probably) won’t be able to help those who become infected in the near future. At a press conference this past Tuesday, CDC’s director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters, “the cupboard is bare.” “Basically, we are out of money and we need Congress to act,” he shared. Despite the severity of this news, our congressmen and women have been on summer vacation for seven weeks. They return back to work next Tuesday but until they do, Federal agencies are not allowed to spend or receive new money unless Congress gives them the green light. Since Dr. Frieden revealed the lack of money the CDC has to help treat the virus, three new cases were reported in Florida. Out of the $222 million that was allocated for Zika, Dr. Frieden states $200 million has already been spent…
[MadameNoire]

Adidas CEO Speaks About Kanye West’s Impact On The Brand

… In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer spoke on the impact that Yeezus has had thus far on the clothing brand and confirmed what everyone already knew, Kanye’s a perfectionist. “Kanye has definitely helped us, no doubt. But he is not only a celebrity who is wearing our products. He was here day and night and worked with the design team. Sometimes he drove the designers crazy, but this also gave our people inspiration. You know how he is.” Well, with all the hype and thirst that surrounds the release of every Yeezy Boost, Kanye must be doing something right, right? Recently, West and adidas announced the proper YEEZY brand, with plans for shoes, apparel and brick and mortar stores…
[HipHopWired]


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