The White House has blocked an Obama-era rule

On Tuesday August 29th, the White House announced that it will block an Obama-era rule from taking effect this spring.  The rule would have required businesses to track how much money they pay workers varying on genders, races, and ethnicities.    

The Obama-era rule, which was proposed in 2016, would have required employers with 100 or more employees to submit data on wages to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with the goal of preventing pay discrimination.  

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