06 January 2018

Iceland Becomes 1st Country to Legalise Equal Pay

Iceland Becomes 1st Country to Legalise Equal Pay


Iceland has become the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women. In Iceland now it will be illegal to pay men more than women for the work.

Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Iceland has been ranked by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the world's most gender-equal country.
  • Iceland Capital- Reykjavik, President- Guoni Th. Johannsson.
Source- The Independent

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