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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Date:
    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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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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