Obama Takes Executive Action on Equal Pay

 

Tuesday, April 8th — President Barack Obama, continued his push on lessening the gender wage gap in the workplace by signing an executive order mandating contractors to publish wage data (by gender and race) in order to maintain compliance with equal pay laws. The order is a push for better wages of contracted workers allowing them extra protection; even when comparing wages, which under the order protects them from being penalized for such actions.

Today is also National Equal Pay Day and President Obama’s action serves as a reminder of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 which established the administration and enforcement of the law prohibiting gender based wage discrimination between men and women who perform jobs that require the same skill sets, responsibilities and are under the same working conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Mohamed Ibrahim

Trending | President Barack Obama Featured in Viral Sketch Comedy Interview with Zach Galifianakis

As everyone knows President, Barack Obama doesn’t shy away from using a little humor to convey his messages. He shares in light-hearted verbal sparring with Zach Galifinakis as he uses this skit as a plug for the Affordable Care Act.  This is a running theme for the president and first Lady as they’ve both used celebrities such as Beyoncé, to push forward initiatives and appeal to younger audiences.

What are your thoughts? Have you signed up for the Affordable Care Act? If not, as the president expressed you have until March 31st.