The legislation, which was actually passed back in March but has only been effective since the New Year, will require all companies with 25 or more employees to undergo certification every three years to prove that they're following the new rules.
The five best performers in the global gender gap are Iceland, Norway, Finland, Rwanda and Sweden while Yemen is ranked as the lowest of the 144 countries.
Speaking at the Global Leaders" Meeting in 2015, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said: "Men can not sit idly by when issues such as gender-based violence and the gender pay gap are being discussed. On paper, the US doesn't seem that far behind the world's most gender-equal country.
The new law was passed - perhaps not coincidentally - a year after female candidates won almost half the seats in Iceland's parliament. According to the Nordic Labour Journal, figures from 2010 showed about 8 percent of that year's gap remained "unexplained" after factoring in possible justifications.
What is remarkable about the new law in Iceland is how it enforcesequal pay standards.
The compliance deadline for firms with more than 250 employees is set for the end of 2018, and smaller companies will have several years to comply, depending on size. "To completely eradicate the gender pay gap, we need to tackle larger social issues".
In 1975, one fifth of the country's female population took to the streets of capital Reykjavik to protest women's rights, while 90 per cent of women took part in professional and domestic strikes on the same day to prove the worth of women.
S9's predecessor, the Galaxy S8 , was well received by consumers and technological experts when it was released in 2017. Then in September, Samsung should be ready to start producing the physical panels that end up on your phone.
Amazon has not publicly hinted at a possible acquisition of Target , so take it with a grain of salt for now. It could be a win for Target , too, and it could arm Target and Amazon against a surging Walmart .
One of the more eagerly covered gadgets of CES this year is a set of $1,000 (£740) smart glasses made by Vuzix. Needless to say that Alexa will instantly eclipse native assistant Cortana with its humungous count of skills.
Founded in 1964, Willcocks is rated "outstanding" by Ofsted and even teaches its pupils pottery, acting and basic French. Now People magazine are claiming that the current only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is also bilingual.
It either eliminates critical funding for border security programs or shifts money from them, threatening to leave gaping holes. Democrats have been supportive of certain border security measures, but have stopped short of supporting a physical wall.
Passengers have since told of how they held on for life and feared their safety as the boat was rocking "like crazy". Chuck Tredo (l.) and Ree Tredo (r.), from Dallas, were boarding the Norwegian Cruise Line on Saturday.
The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 17,563 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,424,785.
Of all the things, Samsung had to upgrade the camera since it has been using the same setup for two years in a row now. That's way, way overdue, since most high-end Android phone started including dual speakers over four years ago.
Good news for Mohamed Salah before Man City
Salah who played in all of the Reds' league games last month notched five goals with three assists to his name. He has responded well to treatment, and as it stands is in line to be available at the weekend.
French President Emmanuel Macron Vows To Ban 'Fake News'
In a speech to journalists Wednesday, Macron made a reference to Hungary and Poland and their recent crackdown on media freedom. During an election, the government would be authorized to block a website to suppress fake news, he said.
Boca Deny Arsenal Have Bid For Cristian Pavon
Pavon joined Boca Juniors from Talleres de Cordoba in 2014 and has since made 51 appearances for the club, scoring 14 times. According to the Independent , rather than looking to sign Pavon in January, Arsenal are considering a summer deal.
Bon Jovi Announce Spring Tour Dates
Each online ticket purchased for the tour will include a CD of the original " This House Is Not for Sale ". Maybe the reason Bon Jovi's house is not for sale is because MTV gave it away as part of a 1989 contest .
New macOS High Sierra Password Flaw Discovered
Attackers could gain access to your Mac thanks to another security flaw discovered in the latest version of its operating system. Experts say it is limited to the App Store and presents a relatively limited security risk.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue hits PS4 and Xbox One in March
If you've been wanting to return to Black Flag and Assassin's Creed 3's sailing system, however, Rogue might be the game for you. After a risky mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life.
Power cut pulls plug on massive gadget expo in Las Vegas
Parts of South and Central Halls, where numerous exhibitors are set up to showcase their products, have been thrown into darkness. Many companies were forced to suspend their presentations and barred from conducting demos at the annual tech fair.
Inflation at 17-month high, rises to 5.21 pc in Dec, 2017
Avery Shenfeld, senior economist at CIBC World Markets, said that the US dollar could see some momentum Friday following CPI data. Core inflation, while not the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation measure is still well below the central bank's target of 2%.