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  • Will gender pay gap reporting tackle the motherhood "pay penalty"?

    Date:
    20 February 2017

    Recent research shows that the gender pay gap has significantly reduced for younger workers, but that the gap remains wide once women become mothers. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, questions whether or not gender pay gap reporting will tackle the problem.

  • Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

    Date:
    17 February 2017

    When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate and a subsequent parliamentary inquiry. Now the results of the inquiry have been published, what does this mean for employers who operate uniform or dress code policies?

  • Liquid lunches: can an employer stop staff drinking during working hours?

    Date:
    16 February 2017

    As reports emerge that employees at Lloyd's of London have been banned from drinking alcohol during the working day, we look at issues employers need to consider when enforcing alcohol or drug policies.

  • Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

    Date:
    15 February 2017

    No matter who the employer is and how much scrutiny they are under, calculating bonuses can be problematic. We round up five employment law cases where the employer made a bonus mistake.

  • Four key actions to tackle a gender pay gap

    Date:
    14 February 2017

    New rules on gender pay gap reporting simply compel employers to publish details of their pay gap on an annual basis, taking action is merely voluntary. Gillian MacLellan, employment partner with law firm CMS, looks at how employers can tackle their pay gap.

  • Valentine's Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

    Date:
    10 February 2017

    Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out on a date? Is it ever appropriate for a line manager to interfere in an employee's love life? With Valentine's Day approaching, we look at 10 potential problems with workplace romances.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, February 2017

    Date:
    9 February 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Industrial action in "important public services"

    Date:
    27 January 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the additional restrictions on industrial action for "important public services" under the Trade Union Act 2016. He also explains why any further limitations on industrial action might not be wise with Brexit on the horizon.

  • Gender pay gap reporting timeline: key dates for HR

    Date:
    25 January 2017

    Updated to include information on gender pay gap reporting requirements for public-sector employers.

  • Surveillance at work: the legal issues of using CCTV

    Date:
    24 January 2017

    CCTV used to require installation by specialist security engineers, but modern small-scale camera systems can now be rigged up by almost anyone. Pam Loch, managing partner of Loch Employment Law, looks at the legal implications of surveillance cameras in the workplace.

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