Apparently politicians do so they pass laws that are unworkable and have little to do with the cause of the problem they seek to solve. Do you think your coworkers have a right to know what you earn? And if they do, should they always earn the same amount?
This new law (State of Maryland) increases transparency in the workplace by allowing employees to ask about, discuss, or request information about wages without fear of retaliation or being fired and bans employers from forcing their workers to sign waivers regarding wage discussions or information requests. Some of the greatest barriers to women being able to better negotiate and secure equal pay are the result of many companies discouraging or outright banning employees from discussing or asking about their wages. This blanket of secrecy has made it almost impossible for women to know if they are being underpaid for comparable work done by their male counterparts or to seek relief under federal, state, or local laws.
Categories: At Work