Logib step-by-step

Instructions for using Logib

Logib is a tool which works by using Excel. This document describes the different steps leading to the result of the analysis and its interpretation:

What is Logib?

Logib, the federal government’s equal pay self-test tool, enables the verification of whether a company is ensuring wage equality – in other words, equal pay for work of equal value – between women and men. The calculation is performed through a regression analysis that takes into account objective factors predicting salary, including personal characteristics named “human capital” (training, professional experience, tenure) and other factors related to the job itself (level of qualifications required for the job, professional position). Sex is included in the regression as an additional independent variable. In the absence of discrimination, this variable has no significant influence on pay. The data necessary for the calculation can be imported or entered manually in Logib.

Employees to be entered in the system

In principle, everyone in the company – i.e. the personnel from all business units and places of activity – who received a salary in the reference month should be entered in the system, including:

  • Direction members
  • Part-time employees
  • Employees paid hourly
  • Frontier commuters
  • Seasonal workers
  • Employees affected by short-time working arrangements, even those whose work has been stopped due to partial or total unemployment
  • Employees who have been hired during the reference month.

Employees not to be entered in the system?

The following people are in a special employment situation. In order to avoid a distortion of results of the analysis, they are not entered into the system:

  • Apprentices
  • Trainees completing a training course 
  • Staff on flat rate salary without contract regarding working hours (e.g. cleaning personnel)
  • Company owners and their family members working without an employment contract
  • Employees paid exclusively on a commission basis
  • Staff placed and paid by a temporary employment agency
  • Home workers
  • Employees whose salary was reduced due to a disability pension.
  • Expatriates (with permanent place of employment abroad, but under contract of a Swiss business unit)