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11/27/2013

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How can a company compensate and remunerate its employee secretly that other employees don’t get to know? Please advise.

Secrecy about remuneration is the practice followed by most companies, but preventing employees from comparing their pay is impossible in most situations and is sometimes illegal. There are laws in the U.S. that protect employee rights to communicate and act collectively about wages, for instance. Public employers are also generally required to openly disclose compensation details. When management wants remuneration to be secret, it is usually because they have no coherent idea why they pay what they do and fear they can't defend it against challenges. The topic of pay transparency is frequently discussed here, such as in http://www.compensationcafe.com/2013/02/advice-for-the-new-open-salaries-company.html.

Without comparisons, people can't judge their progress. Sounds like you advocate following the precepts of the Mushroom School of Management.

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