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Wage gap

Published at 27 February 2019
Category : Labor & Employment
E-newsletter: February 2019
In 2018, the French Ministry of Labor published the pay gaps between men and women: a 9% differential in wage and 25% at the end of the career. Yet, as per the famous principle “equal pay for equal work”, the employer is required to ensure equality of remuneration between employees of either gender, as long as the concerned employees are placed in identical situations. Obviously, while an annual negotiation on professional gender equality has been mandatory in companies with more than 50 employees since January 1, 2012, the contemplated scheme has not yet fully come into effect. Persistent gender inequalities have led the legislator to take action again by introducing for employers the obligation to publish indicators relating to gender pay gaps.
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