Pay transparency

Pay transparency means that employees can compare their wages with others in their sector to determine whether they are paid appropriately for their current role.

In September 2018, the Ministry began researching the impact of pay transparency regimes on employees and employers including looking at pay transparency laws in international jurisdictions.  The research shows that most jurisdictions similar to New Zealand have addressed pay transparency and pay equity in some form with the overall aim of closing the gender pay gap and combatting workplace gender inequity.

We have published the case studies on how pay transparency works in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.