It pays to keep your mouth shut.
On Tuesday, New York City began its ban on employers asking prospective employees to share their previous salary. When Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill earlier this year, he noted that it's motivation was to achieve equal pay for equal work.
"The simple fact is that women and people of color are frequently paid less for the same work as their white, male counterparts," said de Blasio. "This Administration has taken bold steps to combat the forces of inequality that hold people back and this bill builds upon the progress we have made to close the pay gap and ensure everyone is treated with the respect they deserve." ...