Thousands of public companies may soon be forced to share how much more chief executives make than typical workers, the Washington Post reports. The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to finalize a rule on Wednesday forcing businesses to share its median salary so that number can be compared to the chief’s salary. These days, the typical chief executive makes more than $300 for every dollar a typical employee makes. However, critics of the rule say exposing the ratio could cause problems and be easily misconstrued by employees, customers and investors.

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