#GAReads | Iceland will become the first country to make employers pay men and women equally

credit: The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

credit: The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

"Iceland will become the first country to make employers pay men and women equally":

As part of a plan to close Iceland’s gender pay gap by 2022, the government announced a new law that will require public and private companies to pay employees equally “regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality”, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

Under the proposed legislation — announced on International Women’s Day — companies with 25 or more employees would have to get certification to prove that they offer equal pay for work of equal value.

Read Rosamond Hutt's full article at World Economic Forum here…