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?
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.
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.
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.
Although gender pay gap reporting legislation does not come into force until early 2017, employers may have to collect gender pay gap data from as early as April 2016. HR professionals can use this timeline to get ready for their reporting obligations.
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