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Work Shift: Pay Transparency’s Unintended Consequences

A job posting at a store on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey.

A job posting at a store on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Welcome back to Work Shift’s weekly newsletter. I’m Matt Boyle, your guide today. We want to hear from you, so send feedback to me at mboyle20@bloomberg.net. Not signed up to receive this newsletter? You can do so here.

When it comes to measures designed to redress inequities in pay, the law of unintended consequences often comes into play.