ICELAND: Legislation Proposed to Force Companies to Prove Equal Pay

On 8 March, government officials announced plans to introduce legislation that would require employers to prove they offer equal pay to employees. The legislation specifically applies to companies with more than 25 employees. The equal pay provision applies to nationality, sexuality, gender, and ethnicity. If passed, the legislation would make Iceland the first country to make companies prove they provide equal pay. The announcement was made on International Women’s Day.

[Madison Landry, madison.landry.ee@gmail.com]