Gender Equality Policies and Payroll Register for your business

Let’s end the wage gap together

Do you have the mandatory Payroll Register for your business?

A payroll register is the record for a pay period that lists employee hours worked, gross pay, net pay, deductions, and payroll date. All companies are obliged in Spain, but at Edorteam we can do this for you.

Also in Spain, if your company has over 100 workers and does not have Gender Equality Policies, from now on it can be sanctioned with fines of up to € 6,250.

Gender Equality Policies and Payroll Register for your business
Mandatory Gender Equality Policies for companies with over 100 employees in Spain

The goal of any company’s Gender Equality Policies is to guarantee that women and men receive the same treatment and opportunities within the company.

Gender Equality Policies are now mandatory for all companies with more than 100 employees in Spain

In Spain, Gender Equality Policies are mandatory if your company has over 100 employees. This is established by spanish Royal Decree 901/2020, of October 13, which regulates Gender Equality Policies and modifies Royal Decree 713/2010, of May 28, on registration and deposit of agreements and agreements work groups.

What are Gender Equality Policies?

Company’s Gender Equality Policies are a set of measurable measures aiming to achieve equal treatment and opportunities between women and men. It covers topics such as selection processes, training, professional promotion, salary gap, prevention of sexual harassment and conciliation, among others.

What areas does Gender Equality Policies deal with?

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Selection and hiring processes.

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Professional classification and training.

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Opportunities for career advancement.

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Working conditions and remuneration, including Payroll Register between women and men.

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Personal rights, family life and work co-responsible exercise.

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Female underrepresentation.

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Prevention of sexual harassment.

Which companies are obliged to apply Gender Equality Policies?

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All companies over 100 employees.

And on 2022, those over 50 employees.

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When such obligation is established in the applicable collective agreement.

If company has been sanctioned, and Gender Equality Policies was one of the corrective measures interposed.

Which are the sanctions regarding Gender Equality Policies?

Not having Gender Equality Policies or, worse still, incurring an infraction in the matter, can lead to significant financial penalties and the automatic loss of aid and bonuses from employment programs.

Besides, the Public Contract Law also establishes that any organization without Gender Equality Policies, if mandatory, or does not comply with it, will not be able to contract with public sector entities.

Penalties from 6,251 to 187,515 euros

If any female employee proves that receives a lower salary than their same category male colleagues, she can report the company. It will face fines of up to 187,000 euros for wage discrimination against women.

Recently, Generalitat de Catalunya has published a € 15,625 fine to a school canteen service company in Barcelona. If a wage gap between 31 to 39% was demonstrated, depending on the category.

Penalties from 626 to 6,250 euros

If your company has over 100 employees and does not have Gender Equality Policies, it can be sanctioned with fines up to € 6,250.

In addition, 2022, this obligation will be extended to all companies with over 50 employees.

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Payroll Register, a mandatory salary audit for any company in Spain

Payroll Register is mandatory for all companies since April 2021 in Spain, as established by Royal Decree 902/2020, of October 13, on equal pay between women and men (“RD 902/2020”).

What is a Payroll Register?

Is the record for a pay period that lists employee hours worked, gross pay, net pay, deductions, and payroll date. Payroll Register is a part of company’s Gender Equality Policies, but RD 902/2020 made it mandatory for all companies, whether or not they are obliged to apply Gender Equality Policies.

Reason is, if Payroll Register shows a wage gap over 25% in any of the professional categories, company must apply measures to equalize that difference within a specified period of time.

When is Payroll Register mandatory?

In Spain, Payroll Register is mandatory for all companies regardless of number of employees, but you’re still on time. Leave this to us and let’s end wage gap together: same job, same payment.

Spanish companies without a Payroll Register may receive severe sanctions, between € 625 and € 6,250.

Payroll Register, a mandatory salary audit from April 14, 2021 in Spain

Payroll Register is used to check if there is a wage gap over 25% between women and men. If this is the case, corrective measures must be applied within a specified period of time.

Keys for your company’s Payroll Register

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A payroll register is a documente that lists all employees hours worked, gross pay, net pay, deductions, and payroll date.

It is mandatory for all companies regardless of the number of employees.

If there is a wage gap of + 25% between women and men of the same category and seniority, measures must be applied to correct it.

Since April 2021, companies can be inspected and sanctioned for not having a Payroll Register.

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Obliged companies and deadlines for Gender Equality Policies and Payroll Register.

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