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Germany: Govt. approves law to reduce wage gaps between men & women

Author: Gašper Završnik, Politico (Belgium), Published on: 13 January 2017

"Germany backs equal pay laws", 11 Jan 2017

The German government on Wednesday backed a law that would let workers sue their employer if it can’t justify a wage gap between men and women for doing the same job...Under the draft law, companies with 200 or more employees will have to provide workers with details on how their salary is calculated and bigger companies, with more than 500 staff, will have to report regularly on efforts to provide equal pay...Women in Germany still earn less than men, official statistics show...

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