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The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

Posted in Employment law
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

UK ICO and Ofcom Publish Updated Joint Action Plan to tackle nuisance calls and messages in 2014

Posted in Data Privacy
Written By Luke Dixon, CIPP/E The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) and Ofcom have published an update on their Joint Action Plan for tackling nuisance calls and messages. They have identified a number of priority areas for 2014, including: (i) ongoing, targeted enforcement action; (ii) improving the tracing and technical assessment of nuisance calls; (iii) working… Continue Reading

Mandatory early conciliation of Tribunal claims – only two months to go

Posted in Employment law
Written by Rob Collier-Wright From 6 May 2014, prospective claimants will be required to enter into a mandatory four-step “early conciliation” procedure aimed at achieving settlement before they can commence proceedings against their employer in the Employment Tribunal (ET). However, employers should be aware of the provisions even sooner, as transitional provisions mean that the… Continue Reading

Government to Crack Down on Miserly Employers

Posted in Employment law
Written by Rob Collier-Wright The UK Government has announced plans this month to bring in new legislation increasing the maximum financial penalty for rogue employers who fail to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”). At present, employers who flout their NMW obligations must make good on arrears, as well as incurring a financial… Continue Reading

TUPE changes expected in January 2014

Posted in Employment law
Written by Rob Collier-Wright under the supervision of Russell Lamb In response to its recent consultation on proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”), the Government has published the equally snappily-titled Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013.  These draft regulations will be laid… Continue Reading

Holiday Pay Revisited

Posted in Employment law
Written by Naomi Feinstein, Russell D. Lamb and Ailie A. Murray‡ A recent EAT decision has looked at the tricky area of a workers’ entitlement to holiday pay and the ability to carry over holiday from one year to the next. The case considered whether a worker who neither took, nor tried to take, holiday entitlement during… Continue Reading

A recent case finds that employers may dismiss employees for refusal to accept a pay cut, even if the survival of the business isn’t in issue

Posted in Employment law
Written by Naomi Feinstein and Russell D. Lamb The Employment Appeals Tribunal has confirmed that employers may dismiss employees who refuse to accept detrimental changes to terms and conditions without that dismissal being deemed “unfair” – so long as they have acted reasonably. It went on to say that an employer doesn’t necessarily have to… Continue Reading