Obama plans orders to boost equal pay for women
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans two executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women -- and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year. One action, an executive order, will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who talk about how much money they make, according to an administration official familiar with the plans. The other, a presidential memorandum, will require contractors to report data to the government showing the compensation they provide their employees by sex and race. ?Advocates for pay equity say that a major challenge to enforcing equal pay laws is secrecy about what people are paid. Some ...