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Bericht zur Gleichstellung und Entgeltgleichheit erstmals in 2018 aufzustellen!

Die Umsetzung guter Vorsätze: Erstmaliger Entgeltbericht nach dem Entgelttransparenzgesetz

Ganz oben auf der To-Do-Liste für 2018 steht – neben den Vorsätzen für das neue Jahr – für viele Unternehmen die erstmalige Aufstellung des Berichts zur Gleichstellung und Entgeltgleichheit nach dem Entgelttransparenzgesetz. Der Bericht ist im Jahr 2018 erstmals zu erstellen – Berichtszeitraum ist dabei das Kalenderjahr 2016 – und dem nächsten Lagebericht nach § 289 HGB als Anlage beizufügen sowie im Bundesanzeiger zu veröffentlichen.

Wer ist betroffen?

Betroffen sind alle Arbeitgeber mit in der Regel mehr als 500 Beschäftigten, die zur Erstellung eines Lageberichts (§§ 264 und 289 HGB) verpflichtet … Continue Reading

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a pay equity case

In October 2016, we informed our readers and clients that the Québec Court of Appeal had unanimously upheld a Superior Court decision finding certain sections of the Pay Equity Act (Act) unconstitutional. The sections of the Act in question are those relating to retroactivity, employee participation in audits and posting of audit results.

As was expected, the Attorney General of Québec (AGQ) applied for leave to appeal of this decision before the Supreme Court of Canada. On April 27, the highest Court in the country granted this request to the AGQ.

This leaves everyone in limbo as to … Continue Reading

Key employment law developments expected in 2017

A significant amount of new employment legislation is expected or is already in place for 2017. Key changes will be in the hiring of temporary workers through an agency (referred to as “personnel leasing” in Germany), employee protection and equal treatment.

Reform of laws regarding personnel leasing

One of the main developments in 2017 will be the long expected reform of the German Act on Temporary Employment (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz – AÜG), as well as other related laws, with effect from 01 April 2017. Aiming to reinforce the rights of temporary workers during personnel leasing and in particular to prevent … Continue Reading

AU Workplace Gender Equality Agency: still much work to do

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Agency) continues its efforts to promote gender equality in employment and the workplace.  While we can take encouragement by the work in which the Agency is engaged, it is clear there is still much work to be done in this area and real change will require conscious organisational and cultural change.… Continue Reading

What protection from discrimination do employees have on the grounds of sexual orientation?

Traditionally the grounds of sexual orientation have become a condition to discriminate. In Colombia, legal provisions focus in the prohibition of all forms of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.

According to Article 13 of the Colombian Political Constitution, each individual is born free and equal before the law, the same protection and treatment from the authorities is guaranteed. Every individual is entitled with the same rights, freedoms and opportunities without any discrimination on grounds of gender, race, nationality or family origin, among others. On the other hand, Article 10 of the Colombian Labor Code, states that … Continue Reading

International Women’s Day: What you should know about the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Act

This article was written by Amelia Berman, an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Act makes every day women’s equality day. The Act provides that the private sector as well as public bodies must progressively realise the target of 50% representation of women in decision-making positions.

The Act applies to all public bodies and private bodies designated by the Minister.  It is not yet clear as to who will be affected by this Act because the Minister will still need to determine which sectors and bodies will be designated.

A notable feature requires … Continue Reading

More women on the boards of listed companies?

This post was contributed by Poppy Pritchard, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (London)

Gender imbalance on corporate boards poses a serious challenge for all EU member states. In an effort to tackle this issue the European Commission launched a public consultation on possible action at EU level on 5 March 2012. As a result of feedback from the public consultation, in November 2012 the European Commission published draft legislation addressing gender equality in the boardrooms of listed companies. The aim of the draft legislation is to introduce a statutory quota whereby 40 per cent of non-executive directors in listed companies … Continue Reading