<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should Our Company Share Employee Salary Information Among Employees?

February 13, 2002
Dear Inquiring:
This practice usually is reserved to upper management. The reason is theissue known as "equity theory."
Basically, when dealing with compensation, most people will make a judgmentas to its fairness.
The basic cornerstone for this assessment is one's own compensation, so youcan imagine the issues. Even within upper management, it's not perfect -- butupper management tends to understand the drill and realizes that all things arerarely equal -- due to education, performance, longevity and the like.
SOURCE: Brent M. Longnecker, CCP, CBP, an executive vice president ofResources Connection, Houston.
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The information contained in thisarticle is intended to provide useful information on the topic covered, butshould not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion. Also remember thatstate laws may differ from the federal law.
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