The Trump administration is planning to end an Obama-era policy aimed at preventing pay discrimination—and Ivanka Trump supports it.
The rule would have required business owners to document how much they pay their employees, as well as each employee's gender, race, and ethnicity. Employers with more than 100 employees would have needed to send the information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Using that data, the federal government would then have had hard evidence of pay discrimination.
But the Trump administration is axing the rule, according to a report from Newsweek, because they say it would have been too much paperwork for employers. "It's enormously burdensome," Neomi Raom, an administrator from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told the magazine. "We don't believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination."
Ivanka, who has made closing the gender wage gap a central focus of her role in the administration, agrees.
"Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results," she said in a statement.
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