Apple is STOPPING Its Employees from Talking About Pay…
It’s really interesting when such a large company wants to keep its employees from talking to each other about their paychecks… sort of makes you think something fishy is going on.
Apple has attempted to stop its employees from using a number of online forums and apps-as they were being used to discuss pay, according to a report from The Verge.
Slack being one of the primary apps that had the hammer drawn on it…
This is what Apple had to say about the termination of Slack communications:
“Slack channels are provided to conduct Apple business and must advance the work, deliverables, or mission of Apple departments and teams.”
So… Can an employer in the United States create policies that prohibits employees from talking about their pay? Well. The answer is: “No, Not really…”
An Executive Order from Obama back in 2014 made these policies illegal to impose.
The only people that cannot discuss pay in your company, are the people that have access to EVERYONE’s data…but that’s probably a topic for another day…
For more information, you can check out the article from Business Insider here: https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-blocks-workers-pay-equity-slack-channel-2021-8
It’s becoming extremely important to understand your rights as a United States Citizen these days and transparency in pay and salary should be important to every person in the workforce.
You can also visit: https://www.govdocs.com/can-employees-discuss-pay-salaries/ for more information about the laws put into effect regarding Pay Discussion.