Gender pay gap rules in detail

    If an employer regularly employs at least 30 employees, it must prepare an equality plan at least every two years. The plan must address wages and other conditions of employment in accordance with measures that are implemented to promote equality. The equality plan may be included in the personnel and training plan or the occupational safety and health action plan. It should also include a wage survey, which is used to find out whether there are unjustified pay gaps between women and men working for the same employer. If the survey reveals clear pay differences between women and men, the employer must investigate the reasons and justifications for the pay gap. If there are no acceptable reasons for the pay gap, the employer must take appropriate corrective action. There are no statutory sanctions for failing to prepare the equality plan or the wage survey.

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    Author: Dittmar & Indrenius

    Date: July 2020