Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

UK: Government consults on mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

The Government has published a consultation on ethnicity pay reporting, making clear its position that this should become mandatory (possibly subject to a trial or phased approach with ‘early adopters’). The consultation is open until 11 January 2019. The consultation … Continue reading

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Recruitment and protection of talent: a boardroom issue for pharma

Our article Recruitment and protection of talent: a boardroom issue for pharma is available on our pharma hub here.¬†Technological advancement is key amongst the forces driving change in the pharmaceutical healthcare sectors, with businesses increasingly partnering with non-traditional players such … Continue reading

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UK: HMRC update on national minimum wage liabilities following a TUPE transfer

HMRC has issued an update confirming that, with effect from 2 July 2018, where there has been a TUPE transfer of employees, all national minimum wage¬† liabilities, including the full penalty amount, will now be enforced against the transferee employer, … Continue reading

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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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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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UK: revised corporate governance code

The FRC has published a new version of the UK Corporate Governance Code applicable to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. The changes include a requirement to have a board-monitored whistleblowing mechanism and a mechanism for workforce … Continue reading

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UK: sleep-in carers not entitled to national minimum wage while asleep

The Court of Appeal has ruled that on-call employees who have to remain available for work at a particular location but are expected to sleep will only be eligible for the national minimum wage in respect of hours when they … Continue reading

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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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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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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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