Yes, Iceland passed a law a couple of years ago making it illegal to pay a woman less than a man for the same work. Companies with over 25 employees have to file a “certificate of equal pay policies.” Fines start at $500 per day.

We have spoken about equal pay in the U.S. , but we have yet to pass a particular law. The question is how do you know that they work between a particular man and woman is equal.

Maybe if you have an assembly line job, or have a particular job in a fast food restaurant where employees are interchangeable, this can be applied.

But for professional work how would you know? Any one who is hiring for such work could easily make each job its own entity and hire at its leisure, based on talent, potential, resume, etc.

It has always seemed to me that employees should be hired based on what they can negotiate. But that is just me…

Iceland makes it illegal to pay women less than men

In Iceland, it’s now illegal to pay men more than women