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Why is the U.S. lagging behind other countries in closing the gender pay gap?

Iceland has made the top ten list consistently for the past several years. But they’re not sitting comfortably at the top: Iceland’s government says its work striving for equal pay isn’t done. A new law in the country requires all companies with 25 employees or more to file for government certification of their equal pay policies, which involves an audit. Companies that skip the certification will receive a fine. Dagny Aradottir Pind, a board member of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, told PRI, “it puts some [burden] on employers, but the results should be that the system of managing pay should be settled in a way that’s understandable … and fair.’’

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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