All items: Pay and benefits

  • Asda equal pay claims: What are the implications for similar employers?

    10 October 2017

    As the latest stage of the UK's largest ever private sector equal pay claim, against supermarket giant Asda, begins tomorrow, what implications might this have for other employers? Andrew Gibson and Emma Ahmed from Hill Dickinson consider the issues.

  • National minimum wage: Avoid the pitfalls of pay averaging

    21 August 2017

    Earlier this year it was reported that John Lewis set aside £36 million to compensate for a potential national minimum wage breach. As the Government releases its latest list of organisations owing wages, how can employers avoid the same trap? Fiona Rushforth and Katie Whitford of law firm Wedlake Bell explain.

  • Family-friendly rights: a whistle-stop tour

    29 June 2017

    Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim for his employer's failure to enhance its shared parental pay. How can employers stay on top of the various family-friendly rights available to employees? We provide a whistle-stop tour of who is entitled to what, and when.

  • National minimum wage - don't be that employer

    23 June 2017

    Even though the national minimum wage has been with us for over 18 years, some employers - including household names - still manage to break the rules and receive some quite embarrassing publicity as a result.

  • Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

    19 June 2017

    Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers. We debate the pros and cons for employers of paying employees on family-friendly leave over and above what the law requires.

  • Shared parental pay: is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

    13 June 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was direct sex discrimination for a new father to be allowed to take only two weeks' leave on full pay, when female staff were entitled to 14 weeks' enhanced maternity pay.

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

    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

    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.

  • Writing a gender pay gap report: a guide for employers

    6 April 2017

    The first "snapshot date" for gender pay gap reporting is 5 April 2017, with larger employers having to publish their first gender pay gap report no later than 4 April 2018. We look at what organisations need to consider when writing a gender pay gap report.

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

    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.

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