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 gap report and publish the findings in a prominent place on their website with a statement confirming the data is accurate. This gender pay gap report should also include who gets bonuses, if there is a gender bonus gap and also if there is an equal distribution of genders in all levels of the company.
It is also suggested that the data will then be put into a league table and all the worst offenders will be named and shamed in a similar manner to minimum wage offenders. If you feel there may be a pay gap, conduct a dummy test and address any imbalance promptly.
For those of you that aren’t already doing so the start date for collecting bonus data was 1st May 2016 so there is no time like the present to begin a dummy test. If you would like any advice on this issue please contact us.