Luxembourg - Campaign to tackle gender pay gap - May 31, 2017

The government published a brochure for companies that want to make sure they are in compliance with a law, which makes gender pay gaps an infraction. Based on the law that entered into effect in December 2016, fines from 251 euro to 25,000 euro can be issued to employers for every infraction. In the case of a repeated infraction within two years, the fine can be doubled up to a maximum of 50,000 euro. An infraction is given when a pay gap cannot be justified for objective reasons but is based on gender considerations.

English: https://www.wort.lu/en/business/labour-law-gender-pay-gap-punishable-by-law ...   

The brochure (in French): http://www.mega.public.lu/fr/actualites/2017/05/egalite-salariale …  

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