Germany: law adopted to reduce wage gap between men and women

On Thursday 30 March, Germany’s Bundestag adopted a long-discussed law on equal pay of men and women. In order to reduce the sizeable wage gap that exists between men and women, the bill introduces a right of information on the salaries of the opposite sex, as well as the opportunity for workers to lodge a complaint on this basis and demand higher pay. The law also specifies varying obligations on the part of companies depending on the number of people they employ.

Through . Published on 31 March 2017 à 14h45 - Update on 31 March 2017 à 15h01

On 30 March the Bundestag voted on a law for wage transparency (Gesetz zur Förderung der Transparenz von Entgeltstrukturen), which seeks to diminish the gender wage gap in the country. According to the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ),…

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