Salary register in Spain
A few months ago we wrote about the efforts of the Spanish government in the field of gender equality in the workplace.
In January royal decree 901/2020 entered into force, making equality plans for (bigger) companies mandatory.
This month, on April 14th, the royal decree 902/2020 on equal pay will enter into force. Companies have already been obliged since March 2019 to have a salary register, and this for all workers including (senior) management. As of this month, sanctions are a possibility.
Purpose of the register:
• Transparency of remunerations, bring discrimination to light
• Facilitate access to this information, serve as a reference tool to analyse the causes of differences
• Demand justification for deviations; pay gaps of more than 25% have to be justified by the employer
• Insights on the proportion of women and men at different professional levels and the measures taken to promote equality
The pay register must include these data broken down by sex:
• Total annual salary and gender pay gap.
• Annual basic salary and gender gap for this concept.
• Annual salary supplements and gender gap for this concept.
• Extra salary payments and gender gap for this concept.
• Annual overtime and overtime payments and the gender gap for this concept.