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The road to equal pay and pay transparency: What do the EU’s Directive and the recent ruling by the German federal labour court mean for employees and employers?

This article looks at the latest developments concerning equal pay and pay transparency in Germany, following a ruling by the General Federal Labour Court in February 2023. The article analyses this decision in light of the broader EU law, given that the equal pay principle has been one of the founding principles of the EU and was already enshrined in the Treaty of Rome 1957. Furthermore, the article also looks at recent EU initiatives to strengthen this principle and assess their expected impact.

Released on Apr 20, 2023