Gender pay gap disclosure: new rules

The government has issued draft regulations which seek to address the differences between male and female pay in the workplace. They are now up for consultation. The regulations as they are currently drafted: Apply only to employers of 250 employees… Read on

Employment law – what the manifestos say

Our low-down on selected policies of the three main political parties. Conservatives Zero-hours contracts: make exclusivity unenforceable. Minimum wage: increase to £8 per hour by 2020; increase income tax threshold. Parental rights: increase free childcare entitlement to… Read on

April 2015 changes to employment law

The key changes to employment law that came into force in April 2015. 5 April 2015 Shared Parental Leave – 52 weeks’ leave and 39 weeks’ statutory pay to be shared between parents of children due to be born or… Read on

Round-up of Employment Law Changes in October 2014

National Minimum Wage The new rates of National Minimum Wage for the year 1 October 2014 – 30 September are published: Read the current rates of NMW here Equal pay audits Employment Tribunals must order an equal pay audit upon… Read on

New national minimum wage 2014

Here are the new national minimum wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.50 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £5.13 Workers aged above the compulsory school age and… Read on

Obesity a disability?

Does obesity qualify as a disability? This would of course mean that employers would have to provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ such as large chairs, desks, altered duties etc. According to the Advocate of General in Kaltoft v. Billund Municipality, the… Read on

Major overhaul to the right to request flexible working

From 30 June 2014, all employees will be entitled to make flexible working requests. We anticipate employers will see a significant increase in requests particularly from its older workforce, who may regard flexible working as an attractive alternative to retirement.… Read on

Taste of future employment law

In the Queen’s speech, the government has given us a flavour of likely upcoming changes to employment law. We await the details, but here’s where we can expect the changes to be: Minimum wage: penalties are likely to be increased… Read on

Our successful employment law update breakfasts

We recently held two employment law update breakfast events, one at our office in Woking and the other in Chichester. Both events were successful, with over 20 guests attending each one. Everyone was keen to get stuck in with questions,… Read on