Iceland passed a law that, beginning January 1, 2018, makes it illegal for employees to pay women less than men for the same work. If companies with 25 or more employees fail to obtain government certification of equal pay policies, they will be hit with fines. According to the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, even before this new ruling Iceland was the country with the most gender equality in the world based on economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.
If women are paid less for the same job, so why employers dont fire expensive men and hire only women? Illogical isnt it? That fact tells story about myth of inequal pay. Actually pay is not equal since work is not equal between men and women.— Imran Baghirov (@imranbaghirov) January 2, 2018
Slippery slope from freedom. The bigger issue here is government telling people how to run their lives. We need to be careful.— Daniel Gerlag (@danielgerlag) January 2, 2018
Awesome. So if everyone in the same job gets paid the same, there's no need for anyone to work hard or get stressed trying to excell. Sign me up!— Will Jordan (@WillJordan83) January 2, 2018