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Gender pay gaps at more than 500 large companies have been revealed under rules put in place by the Government.
A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced.
The Repeal Bill, formally titled the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, has now been published.
New research from identity data intelligence specialists GBG has revealed a startling amount of HR professionals (41 per cent) are struggling to keep up with ever-changing legislation.
The referendum on the UK membership of the European Union is just around the corner. With it comes the possibility of a future where Britain gets to change and revisit some of the employment legislation currently decided upon by the EU. While it is hard to predict which laws the Government would include in such a review, there are a few obvious candidates that have been a thorn in the flesh of British businesses for a while now.
Recently, we were privileged to have Duncan Brown, from the Institute for Employment Studies, speak at one of our Curo Coffee & Comp events. The theme was around equal pay reporting and his talk was entitled ‘Addressing Unequal Pay: Opening Pandora’s Box.’ What was clear to all was that there is no doubt that when the lid is lifted off the Pandora’s Box that is gender pay next year many evils will fly out, but it is also true that hope will be left. There will be far reaching consequences but will they necessarily be detrimental?
True but completely unfair. Before I explain why let me set out a bit of background. The world would be a million times better – actually $12 trillion better – if we truly had equality. But equality is a long and complex journey. It doesn’t only involve recognising female talent (the best businesses already bend over backwards to help their best women fulfil their potential); it also involves changing the world so that men and women do the jobs they are best suited to rather than the ones society tells them to do.
Large employers will be required by law to publish a modern slavery statement every financial year stating the steps they have taken to prevent slavery, the government confirmed last week.
It is difficult to establish equal pay between genders without knowing what everyone earns. Could pay transparency lead to equality?
UK General Insurance has selected a completely outsourced payroll service, in addition to iTrent Cloud Services – part of the wider HR outsourcing (HRO) provision from MidlandHR – to support its employees across five locations. The specialist UK-wide insurance provider has selected a number of iTrent modules including Employee and Manager Self-Service, Absence, Learning, Travel…
In a bold and controversial move, the employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has decided to re-write UK redundancy legislation with the result that more employers will be required to inform and consult with elected employee representatives, including trade unions, before they can make redundancies. Martin Warren, Employment and Pensions Practice Group Head at global law firm…
Today (25 June), three key changes come into force in the UK in relation to whistleblowing claims as various provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act come into effect. However, according to law firm, Hogan Lovells, some of these changes could lead to more rather than less litigation due to a lack of clarity…
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed that more than a third of the UK’s top online retailers could be breaking consumer laws. It has been suggested that 62 companies may not be fully complying with the consumer protection law following a check on 156 of the UK’s biggest websites. The OFT has asked…