All items: Pay and benefits

  • How Tax-free Childcare works and its impact on employers

    Date:
    9 May 2017

    Tax-free Childcare is the latest initiative from Government to support working parents, but it could see some worse off than in the childcare voucher scheme it is designed to replace. James Malia from Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services looks at where the new scheme fits in and how HR can support parents to get the best deal.

  • Gender pay gap reporting: five questions from HR

    Date:
    6 April 2017

    Do gender pay gap reporting obligations apply to my organisation? What employees do we include in the calculations? What counts as "ordinary pay" and "bonus pay"? Where do we publish the final figures? We answer five questions HR professionals have been asking about the new gender pay gap reporting duty.

  • Changes to salary sacrifice: how to reduce disruption and maximise retention

    Date:
    31 March 2017

    Changes to salary-sacrifice schemes announced in November's Autumn Statement are likely to prove unpopular with employees. James Monks from RAM Group looks at ways employers can mitigate the impact of the changes and still retain staff.

  • Working when the clocks go forward: how should employers handle losing an hour?

    Date:
    27 March 2017

    The clocks went forward an hour at 1:00am on Sunday 26 March 2017. But what does this mean for staff who were working a night shift? How will it affect their pay? Should they have gone home at their usual home time, even though they have worked less time?

  • How will the new salary-sacrifice rules impact employers?

    Date:
    27 March 2017

    From 6 April, employers will need to make a number of changes to their salary-sacrifice schemes. DLA Piper's Lynda Finan and Nick Hinton consider the new arrangements.

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • How to put a positive gloss on gender pay gap reporting data

    Date:
    28 February 2017

    With the gender pay gap reporting Regulations coming into force in April, it is critical that HR teams can understand and explain gender pay headline figures and the reasons for pay gaps.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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