Employment law manual update: new section on gender pay gap reporting
Gender pay gap reporting comes into force on 31 March 2017 for public-sector employers and on 6 April 2017 for employers in the private and voluntary sectors. We have enhanced our Employment law manual with a new dedicated section on gender pay gap reporting.
The gender pay gap reporting section explains the obligations of private, voluntary- and public-sector employers, and provides practical examples to guide employers through each required calculation. The new section includes information on:
- which employers are required to report;
- the definitions of "relevant employee" and "full-pay relevant employee";
- the definitions of "pay period" and "relevant pay period";
- the practicalities of collecting the pay data (including the definitions of "ordinary pay" and "bonus pay" and calculating the hourly rate of pay);
- the calculations required under the legislation;
- the format for publishing the information; and
- the consequences of failing to comply with the Regulations.