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Trump halts wage discrimination protections put in place by Obama


Trump halts wage discrimination protections put in place by Obama


On 29 August 2017, Trump‘s White House announced that it would be halting wage discrimination protections put in place by former President Barack Obama. he rule would have required businesses to report how much they pay people of different genders, race and abilities, in an effort to close wage gaps.

Obama’s rule attempted to address those gaps through transparency, making companies that employ more than 100 people report wages to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Trump’s administration has, however, said that the administrative strain created by reporting wage data is too great, prompting it to halt the rule before it took place.

Others who supported Obama’s rule have denounced the Trump administration’s move. Activists have said that the move is an attack on women. The CEO of the nonprofit National Women’s Law Center called the decision to halt the pay data disclosure initiative a “tremendous setback.”

Ivanka Trump has built a brand off the claim that she supports working women and yet has supported Trump’s decision:

“Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results.”

Critics have added that Ivanka’s support blows up the notion that she is a champion of women’s issues. 


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