Germany: New Act on Remuneration Transparency
The two legislative chambers of Germany adopted the Remuneration Transparency Act (Entgelttransparenzgesetz) to close the gender pay gap. From an employer’s perspective, there are at least three aspects of the Act that could impact operations, including:
- An employee’s individual right to be provided information about their comparable colleagues’ pay
- The request to establish internal control procedures at the company level
- The obligation to publish reports on equality and equal pay
Under the new legislation, the duties of enforcing these regulations are delegated to employees.