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EU: EU Commission proposes a directive to end the gender pay gap
Planet Labor, 4 March 2021, n°12396 -

On 04 March, the European Commission presented the text of a draft Directive imposing transparency obligations on public and private sector companies in order to ensure their compliance with the founding principle of the right to equal pay for ‘equal work or work of equal value’. New obligations are being directed to all companies, especially at the time of hiring, alongside an obligation to provide salary information upon employees’ requests and for those companies with at least 250 workers to publish salary gap information and to take corrective measures. The text also strengthens the individual’s rights to recourse and redress.

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