As some states enact pay transparency regulations, the temperature for support varies broadly across different generations. 

Gen Zers are products of the gig economy, PeopleCaddie’s Tim Rowley says, meaning they have a far more transactional view towards employment and tend to evaluate job prospects on a more short-term basis rather than in the context of a long-term career choice.

“If the ‘gig’ is going to be relatively short, pay transparency isn’t as important,” he adds. And if these younger workers feel the compensation is inadequate or a better opportunity awaits, Gen Z workers are much less likely to stay put out of loyalty to an employer or considerations of long-term benefits.

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