Gender pay transparency directive must be implemented by Member States by 7 June 2026

18 May 2023 1 min read

By Katie Davies

The directive to strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17 May 2023 and will come into force in 20 days' time. This means that Member States have until 7 June 2026 to implement the directive in their local jurisdictions.

Please see our earlier article for full details of the directive's provisions and the new obligations which will apply to Member States.

Our GENIE subscribers can access our Gender Pay Transparency: A Global Guide to Reporting Obligations to compare existing gender pay reporting information across 36 global jurisdictions, with a new edition scheduled for June 2023.

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