Skip to comments.Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women
Posted on 01/04/2018 7:29:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women.
In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January.
Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera.
The law was announced on March 8 on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the Nordic country's drive to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022.
It comes after the UK reported a 16.9% pay gap between men and women in 2017.
Iceland, which has a population of around 323,000 people, has been ranked the best in the world for gender equality by the World Economic Forum for nine years in a row.
Dagny Osk Aradottir Pind, of the Icelandic Women's Rights Association, told Al Jazeera: "The legislation is basically a mechanism that companies and organisations ... evaluate every job that's being done, and then they get a certification after they confirm the process if they are paying men and women equally."
"It's a mechanism to ensure women and men are being paid equally.
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Don’t hire women, problem solved.
Well, that’s very stylish.
In the name of equality, will “Icelandic Women’s Rights Association” be disbanded or is there a “Icelandic Men’s Rights Association”?
Do men get sick leave a day or two a month? Do men get maturity leave?
Eventually some Socialist government will post everybody’s W2 in an online database.
My, how very statist of them.
Just pay every employee the same amount of money.
The janitor, the electrician, the engineer, the manager...
Pay them all the same per hour.
Don’t give the IRS any ideas.
Yup, that’ll work. /s
Then it will become like the Soviet Union, “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.”
Equal pay for unequal work.
Karl Marx lives!
Don’t you mean Maternity leave?
Cause as old as I am, I could really use some maturity leave.
Wait a minute, I’m retired! So I already got some!
It is already the law in the United States.
In the same job, men and women are paid the same.
Maybe Iceland is requiring something different.
It they require that men doing commercial piloting be paid the same as secretaries, it is not equal pay.
Dunno - I was just visiting. Nice in the summer, but once you're outside the Reykjavik it's pretty desolate. Just a few sheep and a lot of birds near the coast.
Would that include Members of the Icelandic Assembly and European Parliament?
“Would that include Members of the Icelandic Assembly and European Parliament?”
No, the elite would remain elite, because they are making the rules.
> Dont hire women, problem solved. <
Or keep your company size under 25 people.
“Then it will become like the Soviet Union, We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us. “
I think that is already catching on in California and New York.