Yeah, I don’t agree with this remote payment adjustment policy they’re considering. It isn’t fair. This type of payment policy creates or perpetuates a slippery slope of paying equally qualified people disproportionate amounts “based on where they live.” We already see this in action with gender and racial pay gaps. Let us not bring where I live into it too. Some people can’t help where they live and work (family obligations, a partner’s need to work local depending on their vocation, keeping kids in school and not wanting to move around a lot, etc.)
If I live in the boonies of some backwoods county with good internet, I’m penalized because I live in the middle of nowheresville, doing the same job as someone living in say, Mountain View, or Manhattan. While I get the cost of living in some places is astronomical, the cost of living, in general, isn’t getting any cheaper for anyone.
Just opens the door for a business to debate paying employees less if they live in a less expensive nearby county or less expensive part of the same city if we’re using the same remote logic and they wanted to get granular about it.
Equal pay for = equal work (period).