Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)
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
Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have highlighted the above key changes employers should be aware of following the Federal Budget announcement in May 2018.
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
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
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
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
Our colleagues at Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills have published their April update on Employment Taxes. Click here to discover more.
UK: EAT rules that clustering of women at low end of a pay grade was insufficient to establish indirect discrimination
The use of length of service as a criterion for pay may indirectly discriminate against women and therefore require objective justification to be lawful (particularly long pay scales are likely to face more of a challenge). However the mere fact that … Continue reading
The Legislative Council Panel on Manpower has released a report on enforcement actions taken by the Labour Department during 2017 (Paper) which shows an increase in the number of convictions for breaches of the Employment Ordinance (EO) and other labour … Continue reading
The 4th April 2018 deadline for publication of employers’ first year of gender pay gap data is looming, yet over 90% of employers covered by the new statutory duty have still not reported. Many may have deliberately chosen to publish … Continue reading