雖然利用談判技巧是可以避開 (在你有本錢談判的情況下)，麻州直接立法禁止了，這對於求職者來說相當重要：「Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview」。
The new law will require hiring managers to state a compensation figure upfront — based on what an applicant’s worth is to the company, rather than on what he or she made in a previous position.
法案是「Bill S.2119」，可以看到「An Act to establish pay equity」的說明，應該是指目標之類的。
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2018.
(3) seek the salary history of any prospective employee from any current or former employer; provided, however, that a prospective employee may provide written authorization to a prospective employer to confirm prior wages, including benefits or other compensation or salary history only after any offer of employment with compensation has been made to the prospective employee;