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Gender pay: Are you ready to report?

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (“Regulations”) require employers with more than 250 employees to publish details of their gender pay gap by 4 April 2018 (and annually thereafter). Under the Regulations employers are required to take a ‘snapshot’ of their gender pay gap at 5 April 2017 and bonus pay details for the 12 months preceding …

Whistleblowing and dismissal: It’s not what you say it’s the way that you say it

In the case of Parsons v Airplus International Limited (“Airplus”) DWF were acting for Airplus.  The EAT found that an employee who made a disclosure purely in her own self-interests was not protected as a whistleblower under s43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (“ERA”), and further confirmed that it is possible to separate the fact of the making of a …

Budget 2017: What are the employment law implications?

During his second budget of the year, Chancellor Phillip Hammond set out the Government’s spending plans for all the important issues of the day: from stamp duty for first-time buyers and electric cars, to polystyrene takeaway containers. He also made a number of announcements which will be of interest to employers.

Holiday pay claims: CJEU “opens window” to historic claims

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has agreed with the Advocate General (“AG”) and held that workers who have been denied the opportunity to take holiday not only accumulate leave, but can carry it over for years and are entitled to payment in lieu on termination.

A framework for modern employment: “The Taylor Review Bill” published by Select Committees

Holding the Prime Minister to her word, the Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (the Committees) have published a joint report and a draft Bill on employment status and the gig economy. The Committees (chaired by Frank Field and Rachel Reeves, both Labour MPs) have taken the opportunity to remind Theresa May of the …

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