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Germany: law adopted to reduce wage gap between men and women
Planet Labor, 31 March 2017, n°10143 -

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.

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