The government is preparing legislation to promote equal pay conditions for men and
If the legislation is implemented, large companies will be required to provide
information on how they promote gender balance in pay and career opportunities. Each
employee will have the right to be informed by their employer on equal pay for men and
Firms will be called upon to follow prescribed steps to remove any discriminatory
practices. The government has also made it easier to combine work with family life by
making the parental leave regulations more flexible, allowing an easier combination of
parental leave and part-time work. Recent legislation requires large listed companies to fill
a minimum of 30% of posts in supervisory boards with women from 2016 onwards.
These steps will increase women’s incentives to develop their careers.