Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

UK: parliamentary committee recommends reforms for gender pay gap reporting

On 2 August 2018 the House of Commons’ Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee published a report on the gender pay gap reporting obligation introduced from April 2017. The report notes that the national median gender pay gap is 18.4%, … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

UK: guidance for employers on actions to close the gender pay gap

On 1 August 2018 the Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirmed that 100% of employers covered by the new gender pay gap reporting obligation have now published their first report (disclosing data as at April 2017). The Equalities and Human Rights … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

UK: Diversity Developments – presentation of pay gap data, proposals on parental leave and dress code guidance

The Government Equalities Office has published the findings of a commissioned study (here) concluding that the clearest and most accessible way of presenting gender pay gap figures is to display them visually as coins or as the amount which women … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment), Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights

UK: Compensation – impact of flexible PHI options on loss of earnings claim

Employers should be aware that, where they provide different levels of PHI benefit through a flexible benefits scheme, this may mean that only part of the PHI benefits being paid to an employee can be offset against a loss of … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)

UK: HMRC and HM Treasury Publish Consultation to Extend Recent IR35 Public Sector Reforms to the Private Sector

On 18 May 2018, HMRC published a consultation document entitled “Off-payroll working in the private sector” with the aim of tackling what it perceives as high levels of non-compliance in the private sector with the existing off-payroll working regime (HMRC … Continue reading

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Australia: Key employment tax changes announced in the Federal Budget

Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have highlighted the above key changes employers should be aware of following the Federal Budget announcement in May 2018.

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Australia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Hong Kong: Warning on Potentially Anti-Competitive Employment Practices

The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission“) recently released an advisory bulletin indicating that it has encountered a number of situations where businesses have engaged in employment-related practices which may give rise to competition concerns. Our employment and competition teams … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Asia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Asia: Using Incentives to Effectively Retain Key Employees

Effective remuneration and incentive models are crucial to ensuring that management teams and key personnel are incentivised to stay with the business and contribute to its on-going success. This is a particular concern for investors following an acquisition. There are … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: Asia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Japan: Differing Conditions Between Permanent and Fixed Term Employees

On 14 September 2017, the Tokyo District Court interpreted and applied the meaning of “unreasonable differences” to the benefits enjoyed by permanent and fixed term employees at Japan Post. The decision provides guidance on which benefits are exclusively available to … Continue reading

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UK: The gender pay gap deadline has passed – what next for employers?

The deadline for larger employers to publish their gender pay gap reports passed on 4 April 2018, with around 1500 employers in default. The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its finalised enforcement strategy at the end of March and … Continue reading

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Filed under Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans), Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)