What’s in store for employment law in 2017?

__   Brexit and the gig economy are expected to continue the dominate the employment law headlines this year – but other important legal changes are also on the horizon, writes Emma O’Leary Brexit Everyone will be affected when Britain leaves the EU, but we can expect it to be ‘business as usual’ for quite some… Continue reading

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What employers should be looking out for in 2017

__   New regulations and cases to watch It seems rash to make firm predictions after the events of last year, although employment law change seems more likely to be a case of ‘steady as she goes’ than ‘full steam ahead’ in 2017. Nevertheless, organisations should be prepared for several important legislative and case law… Continue reading

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Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

__   The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been confirmed, with the Government largely intending to mirror the private-sector regime. A government consultation document also reveals a number of changes to the proposed gender pay gap reporting regime, which will apply to all relevant organisations. In the foreword to… Continue reading

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Female directors pack more shareholder value, study finds

Shareholders value female directors more than male ones according to new analysis of stock market fluctuations following the departure of executive board members. Investors rate the performance of the few women who climbed to the top of the career ladder in companies without a gender quota as being better than that of their male peers. Economists… Continue reading

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Gender pay gap reporting details released

The Office for National Statistics estimates that the pay gap currently stands at 19.2% in the UK Companies with more than 250 employees will be obliged to publish their gender pay gap data from April 2018, the government has announced. Large organisations will have to disclose how much they are paying in salaries and bonuses… Continue reading

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