While there exists a legal barrier between employer and employee regarding the discussion of pay in the workplace, it is part of a larger plan to help inspire fair and equal pay across all demographics.
Obama will ask that the U.S. Secretary of Labor to put in place rules that will require federal contractors to submit to the government summary data on employee compensation which also shares details on sex and race. The Labor Department would use the collected data to encourage voluntary compliance with equal pay laws.
Obama, as he stated at this year’s State Of The Union address, has made economic equality a hallmark of his presidency. Bypassing Congress, which has deadlocked on many of his proposed measures, the president is using the Executive Orders to get many of his plans in motion.
To see the fact sheet on President Obama’s most recent Executive Orders, click here.