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According to Babak Varjavandi, companies embracing location-based compensation send an unspoken message that people who live in more affluent areas are worth more to the company.


  1. What are the positive effects of avoiding location-based pay cuts?
  2. How does Babak recommend that companies set up fair compensation plans in a remote work environments?
  3. What is the role that trust plays in the workplace?
  4. What was your impression of the program that the fintech company Stripe was implementing?


Varjavandi, B. (2021). Don’t let location-based salaries stall pay equity and diversity goals., Dec. 1 (Retrievable online at