Over the past few years, the pressure for companies to report on the gender pay gap or comply with equal pay legislation has grown across the world. For example, in the US, laws are being introduced at the city and state level, while in Europe and Australia at the country level.
In order to comply, you need to first have clarity on your country (or state, city) specific requirements. Mercer’s Law & Policy (L&P) Group is a team of lawyers, actuaries and technical experts who analyze global legislative, regulatory, judicial and government relations issues. Click here to see the most recent monthly Global Legislative Update.
Please see the map and links below specifically for L&P's coverage of some recent legislative and regulatory developments related to gender and equal Pay.
Switzerland issues gender pay audit criteria (6 Sep 2019)
US: Illinois amends equal pay act to prohibit salary history inquiries (7 Aug 2019)
US: New Jersey to ban salary history inquiries (2 Aug 2019)
US: Alabama enacts equal pay law (1 Aug 2019)
US: New York expands equal pay laws, bans salary history (17 Jul 2019)
UK launches gender equality roadmap (11 Jul 2019)
Colorado’s New Pay Equity Law Takes Effect in 2022 (6 Jun 2019)
France clarifies sanctions for violating pay equity law (29 May 2019)
US: Washington State Enacts Salary History Ban (24 May 2019)
Canada: Quebec’s Pay Equity Changes Take Effect (23 May 2019)
Switzerland Advances Measures to Reduce Gender Pay Gap (22 May 2019)
US Employers Must Submit Extensive Pay Data by 30 September (6 May 2019)
US: Maine Employers Can’t Ask Job Seekers About Salary History (1 May 2019)
US: Cincinnati adopts salary history ban (8 Apr 2019)
Spain Strengthens Equal Treatment, Work-Family Measures (27 Mar 2019)
French decree details gender pay methodology (8 Feb 2019)
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