4 things to know about Equal Pay Day


Iceland's Parliament on Tuesday presented a Bill that aims to close the gap in pay between men and women, reported AFP. It would take until today-April 4th-for a woman to earn as much money as a man did for doing the same work a year ago. African American women make a mere 59 cents and Latina women only 52 cents for every dollar a white man makes. "Young black women (those with 0 to 10 years of experience) have been hardest hit since 2000".

Public, private and voluntary sector firms all must disclose their average pay for men and women, including any bonuses, or face being contacted by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

How big is the gap? It equates to a gender wage gap of about 20 percent. She believes an Equal Pay Hotline could boost efforts to strengthen state and federal laws prohibiting wage discrimination. Female construction project managers are only 3.2% below their male colleagues, while female civil engineers are actually paid 2.8% more than male civil engineers.

The gender pay gap within the construction industry is up to 5 percentage points higher than the United Kingdom average, the government has announced.

The lemonade sold to women is being sold for 75 cents and for men, the cost is a dollar.

Longtime advocate for equal pay, Jennifer Pellow, says she'd like to see more done by lawmakers to end the wage gap.

Kiehna says times have changed, and women, especially single mom's have become primary breadwinners just as much as men.

The wage gap did narrow a teeny bit a year ago.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg said women in the same job earn about 20% less than men on average.

A post at LinkedIn finds that fewer than 30% of those employed in the top 100 highest paying jobs in America are women.

Personal financial advisers had the biggest gender wage gap past year, according to a report from IWPR. Those occupations included counselors; teachers assistants; combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food; and sewing machine operators.