Ditches Equal Pay Rule
The Obama-era provision was meant to help address the gender pay gap that the president’s daughter has claimed to care about.
By Emily Peck - 08/30/2017
Days after issuing a bland statement supporting women’s equality, the Trump administration halted a key equal pay initiative on Tuesday put in place by the Obama administration.
The scrapped provision would have required employers to report aggregate information on how much they pay workers ― broken down by gender, race and ethnicity ―
and would have been a critical first step in figuring out the scope of the pay gap at different companies. …
Ivanka Trump, who speaks frequently about the importance of equal pay for women and who promised last summer that her father feels similarly, issued a statement supporting the move.
“Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results,” Trump said on Tuesday.
“We look forward to continuing to work with [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission], [the Office of Management and Budget],
Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap.”
(Ivanka Trump) offered no further explanation for the administration’s action or her endorsement of it.
Women’s groups universally decried the move. …