A new law which has been passed in Iceland with effect from January 1st, has stated that men can no longer be paid higher than women in the country.
The act which was passed into law makes the country the first in the world to make a bill which secures equal pay for both men and women.
The bill came into law following an announcement of the legislation on March 8th, International Women’s Day 2017.
The new regulation poscribes that organizations than employ more than 25 people are under the obligation to acquire a government certificate showing their pay equality policies.
Multiple sources reports that any company that does not acknowledge the new law will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The legislation is basically a mechanism that companies and organizations … evaluate every job that’s being done, and then they get a certification after they confirm the process if they are paying men and women equally,” Dagny Osk Aradottir Pind, of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, says.