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Saturday, January 30, 2016

To Shine A Light On Salary Gaps, Obama Wants Companies To Disclose Pay Data

The proposal would require companies with more than 100 employees to submit data, affecting more than 63 million workers.

The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to address unequal pay practices by requiring companies with more than 100 employees to submit salary data by race, gender and ethnicity.

The announcement comes seven years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — his first piece of legislation as president — which makes it easier for women to challenge discriminatory pay in court.

But a stubborn, substantial pay gap between men and women persists — and it affects black and Latina women the most, Obama said Friday as he introduced the proposal. The president said he'd continue to work to reduce the gap as long as he was in office.



Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see how the segregated Government of Baltimore City responds to this.

Anonymous said...

screw Obama

Anonymous said...

Why in the past 10 year has it been a priority to close gaps? Pay gap, testing gap, discipline gap, etc.. It is getting a bit ridiculous at this point. People are not the same, never will be.

I am a women in my 40's who really does not care how much other people make at their jobs, or the same job I do. It is none of my business to be honest.

Anonymous said...

Gender, race AND "ethnicity"?

Now there's a can of worms, right there.

So ability, skills, training, prior experience, performance, education, and years on the job are of no interest, apparently.

White people have got to make their own ethnicity known, to be sure Icelandic-Americans, South-African-Americans, and Australian-Americans are represented as a valued and diverse workforce.