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    Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/icelan...l-pay-11789693

    Firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines

    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.

    "We have had legislation saying that pay should be equal for men and women for decades now but we still have a pay gap," she added.

    "I think that now people are starting to realise that this is a systematic problem that we have to tackle with new methods.

    "Women have been talking about this for decades and I really feel that we have managed to raise awareness, and we have managed to get to the point that people realise that the legislation we have had in place is not working, and we need to do something more."



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    evaluate every job that's being done
    That is a logistical and paperwork nightmare.

    And that is assuming this accounts for exact comparisons of productivity, quality, experience and certifications.

    If not, that simply means that if I have more experience, higher productivity and produce higher quality work I cannot, by law, be paid more, because vagina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    That is a logistical and paperwork nightmare.

    And that is assuming this accounts for exact comparisons of productivity, quality, experience and certifications....
    And you can guarantee that enforcement and prosecution of this law will be at best arbitrary, but more likely, politically or vendetta motivated.
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    I would fire all women and only employ men, thereby eliminating the possibility of pay inequality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleaner44 View Post
    I would fire all women and only employ men, thereby eliminating the possibility of pay inequality.
    More and more that is going to happen, in subtle unseen ways, in order not to go to prison.

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    As a man who was always salaried it would not bother me . I would though compile an avg of the hours a week the ladies worked including all the extra days of work they missed , all the times they left early etc and let my boss know I was now a 32 hr a week worker and no longer a 50 plus hr a week worker . Then I would thank him and tell him I also self Identify as a black woman on any days he thought of firing me . Personally , I never worked anywhere it was an issue .
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    One of the companies I worked for paid the men more. When the woman doing that job found out she found a better job and left ASAP. Taking her sales skills somewhere where they were appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    One of the companies I worked for paid the men more. When the woman doing that job found out she found a better job and left ASAP. Taking her sales skills somewhere where they were appreciated.
    If women (all women) were really making 15-20% less across the board for the same work, then anybody could open a company and hire only women and save 15-20% on their employment costs, run their competitors out of business and take over the world (at least within that industry).

    .....but they don't, so they can't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleaner44 View Post
    I would fire all women and only employ men, thereby eliminating the possibility of pay inequality.
    You are right. Maternity leave, equal pay laws, sexual harassment laws, etc all discourage hiring women. Those laws contribute to that worthless pay gap stat leftists cite far more than sexism.








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