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Are companies required by law to divulge pay scales? South Carolina

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  • Are companies required by law to divulge pay scales? South Carolina

    I work for a company (publicly traded) and the HR department will not communicate or release what the pay scale is for my position. Is this legal?


  • #2
    There is no law that I know of that requires a company to divulge pay information.


    • #3
      Contact the Kansas Department of Labor/Employment Standards 296-4062 for an unbiased answer.


      • #4
        Very tacky response, appeal. Why would CMorgan or any other responder here have a dog in this fight?

        Yes, it is legal for private employers, unless there is a union contract to the contrary. In my opinion, it's a dumb move, but there is no law requiring the employer to disseminate the pay scales, even for the employee's own position.
        I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.


        • #5

          Don't be mean; it's not very professional.
          Seek help from the Kansas Regulations before you attack another person.


          • #6
            Why would they contact the Kansas Dept of Labor for an answer about South Carolina law?

            And you attacked CMorgan's answer.
            The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


            • #7
              Because this is a publicly traded company, information about executive compensation must be dislosed on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which regulates publicly traded companies. This may be the reason that the original poster specifically mentioned that the company is publicly traded, however, this requirement only applies to highly compensated executives and not to the vast majority of workers at publicly traded companies.

              I agree that the Kansas Department of Labor is unlikely to shed any further light on a topic pertaining to the law in South Carolina.
              I am not able to respond to private messages. Thanks!


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