Swiss employers with 100 or more employees would be required to carry out periodic gender pay audits under proposed amendments to the Federal Act on Gender Equality. Adopted by the parliament on 14 Dec 2018, and with no public referendum initiated by the 7 April deadline, the amendments likely will be enacted later in 2019. The Federal Council will publish further details, including the law’s effective date and the deadline for completing the first audit (the date could vary depending on an organization’s size).
─ Companies with fewer than 100 employees. Employee headcounts would be taken at the start of each calendar year and would include all employees except apprentices. Companies with fewer than 100 employees could comply voluntarily.
─ Companies that achieve gender pay parity
─ Companies that already must comply with equal pay duties under the public procurement rules or state subsidy schemes