Germany - Pay inequality law into force - August 31, 2017

The law on progressive pay transparency to better enable women to seek equal pay has entered into force on 6 July 2017. The legislation should make it easier for many women to learn whether or not they’re being paid equally to their male counterparts. According to the law, companies with at least 200 employees are required to provide employees with average salary information upon request. Employees are only entitled to this information when they have at least six co-workers of the opposite sex in a similar position.

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