As part of International Women’s Day today, Iceland will be the first country to require employers to prove that they provide equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.
The government declared plans to introduce the new legislation to parliament this month and aims to level the gender wage gap by 2022. Iceland is a small country with a population of approximately 330,000 but has been on the forefront of pushing for wage equality for several years now. Iceland has already introduced a quota to have women represent minimum of 40% as board members to those employers with more than 50 employees. It is no surprise that the country has been ranked the best in the world for wage equality by the World Economic Forum for over 8 years.
Make sure to support this great country by visiting the wonderful sights in Iceland this summer!