Steve Duggan replies:
Generally, the answer would be “no.” Compensation, including wages, benefits and bonuses, are confidential information to that employee. However, I can envision some circumstances where the employer could do that for a legitimate business reason, such as if the business was being purchased. However, employers usually provide notice in such circumstances before disclosing the information. If you can, you should ask your boss why that happened. If you can’t ask him or if you have other information that the disclosure was not for a legitimate business reason, you should consult a local employment lawyer.
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