Employment Law update – Summary of changes

The annual Employment Law update is next month. The biggest changes are as follows: National Minimum Wage rates increase on the 1st April Family friendly pay rates increase on 2nd April Statutory Sick pay increase on 6th April Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations come into force on 6th April – however, the snapshot date is [...]

Employment law forecast 2017

After our weather forecast of snow did not come to fruition, we will stick to Employment Law. Here are a few things that will be happening in 2017. Trade Union Bill    Whilst no implementation date has been set, the Bill will introduce a number of proposed changes to current strike action: - 50% turnout threshold for [...]

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest Timeline

The latest timeframe has been announced for gender pay gap reporting. From 6 April 2017, the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations will come into force which will require all private or voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay data on their website. Companies of that size who pay [...]

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Offenders could be named and shamed

One of the major future changes in employment law is Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Despite the Equal Pay Act being passed in 1970 it is estimated that the current gender pay gap between male and female employee is 19.2%. Any company that employs more than 250 people will be required to conduct a gender pay [...]

Mind the gap – Gender pay gap reporting to become mandatory

The gender pay gap is still a big issue in employment law, figures suggest that there is still a 9% difference between the pay of men and women. Section 78 of the Equality Act requires employers with more than 250 employees to publish information relating to the pay of employees for the purpose of showing [...]