Equal pay - change of law from 1.7.2020

The constitutional right to equal pay for work of equal value was enshrined in law by the Federal Act on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (EOA) , which came into force on 1 July 1996. On 14 December 2018, parliament passed an amendment to the Equal Opportunities Act effective 1 July 2020. This amendment requires companies with 100 or more employees to carry out a wage equality analysis, which must be verified by an independent specialist. However, due to a so-called ‘sunset’ clause, the provisions automatically cease to apply on 1 July 2032.