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The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

Background The final draft of the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum was published 6 December 2016. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Regulations will come into force 6 April 2017. The Regulations introduce a mandatory gender pay gap reporting requirement for non-public sector employers with at least … Continue Reading

Fire at Will? George Osborne’s Proposals for “Owner-Employee” Contracts

Fire at Will? George Osborne’s Proposals for “Owner-Employee” Contracts George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced proposals to introduce a new type of employment contract from 2013: a so-called “Owner-Employee” contract. Under the new plans, employees will give up their rights on unfair dismissal, redundancy, the right to request flexible working and time … Continue Reading

Being off sick is no holiday: Statutory holiday entitlement of employees on sick leave

Being off sick is no holiday: Statutory holiday entitlement of employees on sick leave      A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has sought to clarify the holiday entitlement of employees on sick leave.  In NHS Leeds v Larner, a worker who was off sick for a whole year was allowed to carry over holiday … Continue Reading

April 2012 Employment Law Changes

A number of important changes to UK employment law have come into effect in April 2012, including increases in statutory payment rates, a longer unfair dismissal qualifying period for new employees and changes in Employment Tribunal procedure. Significant changes affecting employers and employees include: 1)       Statutory payment rates The standard weekly rates for the following … Continue Reading
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