Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.
Analysis by the BBC has revealed that four in 10 private companies have reported wider gender pay gaps for 2018 than the previous year.
Gender pay gap reporting can help to close the gender pay gap by encouraging organisations to hire more women and speed up their promotion, a study of organisations in Denmark has suggested.
MPs have accused the government of being too "timid" to hold businesses to account for their gender pay gaps after it refused to take forward a number of recommendations made last year - including lowering the threshold to organisations employing 50 staff or more.
With less than three months left for large employers to publish their second tranche of gender pay gap data, Jo Faragher looks at the 2018 data so far and finds a mixed picture.
The first round of gender pay gap reporting was big news in 2018, but how will employers adjust their approach for the second year of reporting? Ruth Thomas from Curo Compensation looks at the measures employers can take to reduce the gap.
Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.
More than 10,000 employers published gender pay gap data for the first time in 2018. XpertHR asked how employees and others responded and what employers plan to do next.
Updated to refer to the latest national gender pay gap statistics.
XpertHR analyses more than 10,000 first-round gender pay gap reports to identify the best and worst pay and bonus gaps by industry and organisation size.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the gender pay gap.