The Trump administration will rid of an Obama-era rule that would have required companies with more than 100 employees to submit salary data by race, gender and ethnicity, saying it creates a burden for employers, according to a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday.
“It’s enormously burdensome,” Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told The Journal. “We don’t believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination.”
The Obama-era rule, which would have gone into effect in the spring, would have made pay discrimination more transparent and therefore preventing such disparities from the get-go.
However, Ivanka Trump, an unpaid White House adviser, said in a statement that the “policy would not yield the intended results.”
“We look forward to continuing to work with EEOC, OMB, Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap,” she said in the statement.