Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

On 6th December 2016, the Government published the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, which will require large private sector businesses to publish gender-based pay statistics each year. These Regulations are likely to come into force (subject to parliamentary approval) on 6th April 2017, and will essentially require employers with 250 or…

Initial reaction to the introduction of the national living wage

Further to my previous blog post about the introduction of the national living wage (NLW), I was interested to read that not all of us think the effective increase to the national minimum wage will have a positive impact on the UK or its employees. You will by now probably be aware that larger businesses…

is rewarding good attendance discriminatory?

In Land Registry -v- Houghton and others the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal was whether a scheme designed to reward good attendance was discriminatory in respect of disabled employees. The Land Registry operated a discretionary bonus scheme which commenced in 2012. All eligible employees were entitled to £900. However, any employee who received a…