Looking for a pay rise? Consider moving to Iceland.
The nordic country is number one for gender equality. While women typically earn 14-18 per cent less than men currently, the government has made the pledge to close that gap by 2022.
It’s not just empty words either. In case you missed it, on International Women’s Day last week the country introduced legislation that enforces equal pay.
— Anne Summers (@SummersAnne) March 9, 2017
The government announced the new law that if passed will require every company with 25 or more staff to gain a certificate demonstrating pay equality.
It makes them the first country in the world to make companies prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of a person’s gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.
According to The Independent, Switzerland and the US state of Minnesota also have similar schemes, but Iceland is the first to make it a mandatory requirement.
“The time is right to do something radical about this issue,” said Equality and Social Affairs Minister Thorsteinn Viglundsson.
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