Obama administration seeks to bolster gender wage gap fight

Job seekers listen to a presentation at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in DenverBy Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration announced plans to expand wage reporting requirements for private businesses on Friday, bolstering its efforts to narrow the longstanding U.S. gender wage gap. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s plan would require employers with 100 or more employees to provide the agency with detailed wage information, broken down by gender, race and ethnicity. Unlike a similar Labor Department rule proposed earlier, it would apply to all large businesses and not just federal contractors.

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