We’ve all been there: the dreaded “What is your current salary?” interview question. Before debating whether or not it’s better to answer this question, take a look at this article from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), here.

What can you, a Minnesota jobseeker get out of this article? The article features helpful tips on how to prepare for – as well as respond to – questions about past earnings.

The article details a new law, the pay equity law, which will go into effect in Massachusetts January 2018. This law prohibits employers from asking job applicants what they’ve earned at previous companies.

Even if you’re not currently searching for a job, take a look at the DEED article here – you never know when it may come in handy!