This Is What Your Co-Worker Earns

employees pay salary sharing
employees pay salary sharing

For many employees, discussing pay with co-workers is something you just don't do, in part because employers -- especially smaller ones -- frown upon sharing such details. But no longer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, a small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on company secrets, including employee compensation.

And employers aren't just sharing that information internally. As NBC News reports, human-resource departments have shared 190 million records -- containing personal information for as many as a third of all U.S. adults -- with Equifax, the credit-reporting agency.