Employees in Germany will have rights from next month to request information about the pay of co-workers. The new law comes amid debate in Germany about excessive executive pay.
A new law giving employees in Germany rights to information about the pay of co-workers will be introduced on 1st July. The law will impose new reporting requirements on companies to reveal how they maintain fair pay.
The Remuneration Transparency Act applies to legal entities with more than 200 employees. It gives employees the right to ask for details of the median average pay of a minimum of six employees of the opposite sex in comparable positions.
Till Basfeld, who advises on employment law in Munich for law firm DLA Piper, writes that: "...the Transparency Act will increase the administrative burden, in particular for larger com
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