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In focus – gender pay gap reporting

The report notes that while the median pay gap across the economy is 18 per cent in favour of men, at an organisational level, the new figures reveal some alarming truths: with gender pay gaps of over 40 per cent not uncommon in some sectors and 78 per cent of organisations reporting gender pay gaps in favour in men.

Article by: Carolyn Brown | Published: 7 August 2018

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United States: Proposed regulations on tips splits opinion

The new law also states that any employers who violate this rule will be liable to the employees for the amount of the tips that were taken, ‘an additional equal amount as liquidated damages,’ and ‘a civil penalty not to exceed $1,100 for each such violation,’ as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) shall determine. The back story to this change in the wage-hour law is important to understanding its impact on wage-hour enforcement going forward.

Article by: Jeffrey D. Mokotoff | Published: 30 May 2018

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Gender Pay gap data is everywhere – but what have businesses learnt from it?

How do you know how valued you are in a workplace? Well, money is a good place to start. And if this week’s flurry of gender pay gap reports are anything to go by, in the UK we do not value the hard work of women nearly as much as that of men. We value it 18.5 percent less, in fact.

Article by: Suki Sandhu | Published: 1 May 2018

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Loyalty hits the salary sweet spot

It pays to stay: workers who spend two to three years in first job earn higher salaries over career. Workers who spend between 2-3 years in their first jobs earn higher average salaries over the course of their careers, suggesting a salary premium for staying put within a first role, according to new research by job search-engine Adzuna.

Article by: Andrew Hunter | Published: 14 April 2018

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1st April Changes in legislation explained

End of Fit For Work assessments - there is no longer a free occupational health service for employers so it is even more important to use absence management services such as Absence Assist and occupational health services to stay on top of absences as prevention is better (and often less expensive) than cure when it comes to managing absences.

Article by: Enrique Garcia | Published: 15 March 2018

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How long would it take men to earn the same salary as their footballing namesake?

It would take someone with the name ‘Joe’ the longest amount of time to earn their England namesake’s (Joe Hart) weekly wage at 4 years, 7 months, 1 week and 3 days. A regular Tom would have to work the shortest duration of time to attain the same weekly wage as their footballing counterpart (Tom Heaton) at 4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days.

Article by: Adam Taylor | Published: 4 February 2018

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Holiday pay rights for temporary workers

By the end of 2016, the Office for National Statistics reported an eight per-cent increase in the number of temporary workers in the UK, bringing the total up to 850,000. Many temporary workers don’t know that they are entitled to holiday pay, or how to calculate the amount of paid holiday they are owed.

Article by: Claire Leigh | Published: 2 February 2018

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How the living wage has impacted Scottish firms

From ‘punk' beer company BrewDog to the owners of the country's canals, Scotland's employers have been signing up to the Living Wage in their hundreds - indeed, tens of hundreds. As part of this week's Living Wage Week came the announcement of the 1000th real Living Wage employer north of the border.

Article by: | Published: 14 November 2017

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In focus – corporate governance Green paper

In our post-Brexit business world, U.K. Plc needs every competitive advantage it can find or muster. Improving corporate governance performance and behaviours - so that we have the most professional Boards and Directors in the world - should be at the forefront of any government initiative and consequent legislation. Independent Directorship expert and author Gerry Brown.

Article by: Gerry Brown | Published: 5 September 2017

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Guide to Government proposals on Corporate Governance

The Government’s proposals on executive pay are now out. A lot has appeared in the press today but some more interesting aspects have not received coverage.  For example, it has been widely reported that companies with less than 80 percent approval of pay will be entered on a public register. From Alexandra Beidas, Partner at Linklaters LLP.

Article by: Alexandra Beidas | Published: 31 August 2017