President Obama signs two executive actions aimed at closing the gender pay gap, including an order to combat "pay secrecy," on April 8. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

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President Obama signs two executive actions aimed at closing the gender pay gap, including an order to combat "pay secrecy," on April 8. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

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