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Discussion on: Should remote workers be paid differently based on location?

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Jonas Barkå

Are Indian developers living in the US paid lower wages? If not, racism is not the issue here.

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We actually have protections to prevent this in the US. This could absolutely still be rooted in racism.

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Massimo Artizzu

Not only on the US, there are similar laws all over the world. This doesn't prevent a certain amount of disparity anyway, but I have no specific data to support this claim (as much as there's a disparity between men and women, for example).

But still, an Indian developer in San Francisco is paid orders of magnitude more than one in Delhi. I don't think this could be remotely disputed.

What actually abysmal in the US is what's considered "minimum wage" by law, which is way below the poverty limit 😟