Gender pay gap rules in detail
There is a reporting obligation under Article 46 of the Code of equal opportunities between men and women (Legislative Decree 198/2006). It requires public and private companies employing over 100 people to produce a report at least every two years containing information concerning the employer’s male and female employees with reference to their working conditions and, in particular, to their pay. There is no requirement for the report to be made public, but it must be shared with trade union representatives and with the authorities set up under Legislative Decree 198/2006, who will then transmit it to the Ministry of Labour.
There are no civil criminal sanctions for breach of the reporting requirements but there may be administrative penalties.
Author: Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci
Date: January 2020