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All items: Pay and benefits

  • Family-friendly rights: a whistle-stop tour

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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?

    Date:
    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

    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.

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