Obama Aims To Close Gender Wage Gap On Anniversary Of His Fair Pay Act
Obama is pushing to close the gender gap on the seventh anniversary of the first piece of legislation he signed in office.By Melissa Prax | January 29, 2016
In an attempt to close the gender wage gap, President Obama rolled out some new rules Friday.
The rules mean businesses with 100 or more workers will have to report employee pay information by race, gender and ethnicity to the government. In all, more than 63 million employees' pay will be accounted for.
Friday is the seventh anniversary of Obama's first piece of legislation as president — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Stemming from a Supreme Court case, it loosened time constraints on when an employee could file an equal-pay lawsuit. (Videos via The White House & EdLaborDemocrats)