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Salaries Are In The Open

New websites let employees share pay rates; employers should take heed.

This story appears in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

E-mail marketing firm iContact is open about its financials--except for salaries.

Co-founder and CEO Ryan Allis, 24, thinks disclosing salaries would be a huge distraction for the Durham, , company's 140 employees and would eliminate 's advantage in the negotiation process. "Certainly for us, it would not be a good thing," he says. "It's fraught with the potential for difficulty."

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