The deadline is fixed. Companies with more than 50 employees, where men and women receive different salaries for the position are equal will have three years to remedy the situation. If they do not, they face a financial penalty equivalent to 1 % of the turnover “, said Tuesday the minister of Labour, Muriel Pénicaud. Equal pay between women and men, “one of the four major elements” of the law professional future passed this summer, is “an ambition is very strong,” who, ” through the law “, is ” become a target “, said the minister at the microphone of Franceinfo. “We give the means in the law of success “, she added.

” from 1 January “, the companies of the “over 50 employees” will have to measure the wage gap between men and women, said Muriel Pénicaud. Those who “will not be in the square will have the obligation to make an envelope of catching up on three years,” she detailed. Before three years, “the market may be too high,” she added to explain this delay.

An “obligation of result”

She said that the threshold of 50 employees was chosen, in order to “compare” with enough people who ” have been in the same position “. This mechanism vigorous “will be detailed” in a few weeks, ” she recalled.

“It’s been forty-five years that the law says the common sense, that for equal work, you must have a salary equal to,” insisted the minister. The difference with the law professional future, it is that there is now an ” obligation of result “, she stressed.

For equal work, women are paid about 9 % less than men and the gap reaches 25 % for the whole of a career, and 37 % at the time of retirement, she recalled, denouncing a system ” outlier “.

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