To fight wage gap, D.C. bill would bar employers from asking about past salaries

“It’s not as though this means incoming employees will always have salaries unaffected by gender stereotypes and the gender wage gap,” said Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for workplace justice for the National Women’s Law Center, which supports equal-pay legislation. “But it means employers have to have a standardized way of offering salaries that doesn’t rely on past salaries, and that matters.”