31 March 2021
The European Commission has published its new proposals on pay transparency. This issue has always been a key priority for the EU, with a lack of transparency around pay seen as one of the main obstacles to ensure equal pay between men and women and broader gender pay gap issues.
The EU proposals aim to establish pay transparency standards and provide for strengthened enforcement mechanisms to empower female workers to claim their right to equal pay. Despite comparable efforts throughout the EU to promote equal pay, an initiative at EU level and a co-ordinated approach is also now being proposed to ensure a similar level of protection for workers across the EU, ensuring a level playing field for operators in the internal market.