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Can we prohibit employees from sharing salary information with one another?

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Q. Is it illegal for a company to prohibit employees from sharing salary and wage information?

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Generally, yes. Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, discussion among employees about their terms and conditions of employment is considered “protected concerted activity.” If an employer attempts to prohibit those discussions, it could be liable for a violation of the National Labor Relations Act.

However, you can probably prohibit employees from sharing salary and wage information with individuals or entities outside the company, such as competitors.

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