A new rule issued by the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs explicitly gives employees of federal contractors and subcontractors the right to discuss how much they are paid.
A DOL statement said the rule was designed to promote pay transparency. The rule allows employees and applicants to file discrimination complaints with OFCCP if they believe that their federal contractor and subcontractor employer fired or otherwise discriminated against them for discussing pay.
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