Can employers look up how much your wage or salary was at previous jobs?

Asked By: - 2/16/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yes and no, it depends how ethical is the company. Usually when the hiring process happens through HR department they won't ask this kind of question, cause they know it's one of the illegal questions of the job interview. Your future employer doesn't have right to know what was your previous salary or wage. However... More
Answered By: Nikki - 2/16/2011
Additional Answers (4)
Yes, they simply pick up the phone and ask them. Takes 30 seconds to verify and a VERY dumb thing to lie about.
Answered By: Ryan M - 2/16/2011
if they call your previous employer they find out , it is not an illegal question it is a ver common question, now if you are asking if there is some file or database they access to find out the answer is no
Answered By: lcr000 - 2/17/2011
Why do ignorant trolls feel compelled to answer on these boards?!
Answered By: greenman965 - 2/10/2014
At least in NJ this answer is dead WRONG. I have been job hunting for many months and EVERY time I have had a response to my resume the question about prior/expected salary has been asked! One application I filled out asked for prior salary and even said "Be honest, we will verify." Is EVERYONE breaking the law?
Answered By: RobP - 2/13/2014
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-302