Category Archives: Pay & reward

Blog: Pay disclosure – good or bad?

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Back in 2010 the new Equality Act outlawed any contractual clause that seeks to prohibit an employee from discussing their pay with a colleague. Nowadays we all need to assume that employees in every type of organisation are potentially discussing and comparing their pay, and it’s only likely to increase, as general awareness amongst workforces…
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Case update (2): Gender pay gap – equal pay case to proceed

What do we already know? We updated you in our October 2016 Newsflash Gender pay gap – Equal pay case to proceed and our November 2016 blog What does ASDA mean for me? on the preliminary Tribunal decision in Brierley and others v. ASDA Stores Ltd that approximately 7,000 current and former ASDA store workers…
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Case Update (1): Annual Leave and employment status

Summary:  Should a worker, misclassified as a self-employed consultant with no facility to take statutory paid holiday, be entitled to carry over the untaken holiday and be paid in lieu on termination of employment? Yes, is the Advocate General’s Opinion in King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited available here.   Facts:  The worker, Mr…
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Blog: ‘Equal value’ claims are where your risks lie

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Whether you’re now a proper Gender Pay Gap (GPG) ‘geek’ and are all ready to report your GPG data, confident that you’ve crunched the right numbers, or you’ve not even starting thinking about your GPG, your immediate next step once you’ve reported and published your figures ought to be the same. And that’s digging down…
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Newsflash: Employment status – short-notice rates?

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We updated you in our February 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Employment status – reviews of the Taylor Review (launched in November 2016) which has been set up to work towards resolving the complexity of employment status. What’s new? Matthew Taylor, who is leading the Taylor Review, has put forward proposals that employers who hire…
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Newsflash: Going public with the Gender Pay Gap!

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this.  For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay – mend the gap!…
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Newsflash: Gender pay gap – Equal pay case to proceed

What do we already know? We have updated you in our Equal Pay blogs on the makeup and complexities of equal pay claims and the risk of these if you have gender pay gaps in your workforce. We have also been keeping you up to date over the past year or so on the Government’s proposals…
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Newsflash: More changes expected on pay gap reporting

It looks like there’s going to be more and more scrutiny on pay, and mandatory publication of pay data, from now on. Large employers are currently collecting their pay data in preparation for reporting their gender pay gaps from 30 April 2017 and this week Theresa May, preparing for her ‘coronation’ as Conservative leader and…
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