If i am looking for a job and they ask me how much i got paid on my last job,

Asked over 1 year ago - Lynbrook, NY

is there any legal way they can ever find out if i don't let them call my employer?can they see from having my SS number?

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  1. Alena Shautsova


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . They can ask, you should answer truthfully. They can simply call the previous employer, they don't really need your permission. Also, depending on the employer, your salary can be public information.

    Att. number 917-885-2261 This advice does not create an attorney client relationship. No specific legal advice may... more
  2. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You could always ask your previous employer if they share salary information as part of their reference policy.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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