Pocatello, ID asked in Employment Law for Idaho

Q: Private school admin has stated that it is school policy that employees are not permitted to discuss wages.

School is private, church owned school in Idaho

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A: In the United States, including Idaho, there is no federal law that specifically prohibits employees from discussing their wages with each other. In fact, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees' rights to engage in "concerted activities" related to their terms and conditions of employment, which includes discussing wages and working conditions.

Private employers, including private schools, are generally subject to the NLRA unless they fall within certain narrow exemptions. Therefore, the school policy that prohibits employees from discussing wages may be in violation of federal labor laws.

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