The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration won’t force businesses to report pay by gender, race

The White House on Tuesday said it will halt a planned Obama-era rule that would have required businesses to begin collecting data about how much they pay workers of different genders, races and ethnic groups, saying it posed a burden to employers.

The data-collection requirement was proposed by the Obama administration in 2016 as part of its efforts to address pay disparities among workers of different groups. The Obama administration said the proposal would better allow the EEOC to analyze and combat pay discrimination.

The Trump administration will stay the implementation of the rule, which would have required employers to report the pay data for the first time in the spring.

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