If you are at the mid-point of your career, you may feel a great sense of pride in your earnings potential. After all, you likely make significantly more than you did when you entered your profession. Of course, if you are a woman, there is a good chance that you earn only 85 cents for every dollar your male colleagues take home.
Because employers tend to rely on a person’s salary history when setting wages, wage disparities often plague female workers throughout their careers. In the Aloha State, though, employers may not ask about how much you have earned in previous positions. They may also not prohibit you from discussing your salary with your colleagues or others.