While employees’ rights to discuss compensation have long been federally protected by the National Labor Relations Act and some employers voluntarily initiated pay transparency practices, legislation requiring pay transparency took effect Jan. 1 in seven states with additional states and municipalities to follow. Like any standard practice or compliance initiative, there will be various individualized business-side benefits and challenges experienced at varying levels, writes Lia Elliott, an attorney and managing partner at Staffing GC, in a Staffing Industry Review article.