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Author Archives: Gemma Churchill

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What does the 2019 Gender Pay Gap data tell us?

Following the submission of the 2019 gender pay gap data in April, fewer than half the UK’s biggest employers have succeeded in narrowing their gender pay gap. Overall, 78% of companies had a pay gap in favour of men, 14% favoured women and the rest reported no difference. Firms had until 4 April to file […]

Employment law changes to look out for in 2017

2017 will bring with it a number of employment law changes that may affect you. So that you can be prepared, please take a look at our summary of these changes below. Apprenticeship Levy The apprenticeship levy applies to companies with a pay bill of over £3 million and comes into effect on the 6th […]

Maternity leave discrimination: key facts and how to avoid it

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recently released a report estimating that 54,000 new mothers lose their jobs every year in Britain.  At the same time, Citizens Advice recorded a 60% increase in calls seeking advice on maternity leave discrimination. With awards for  claims being potentially uncapped, this article explores the most prevalent issues […]

The Modern Slavery Act: What it means for Employers

Slavery may feel like a matter that should be confined to the history books but unfortunately it remains an issue in the UK today that very much needs attention and action. Figures have been reported that, over the last five years, the number of potential victims being trafficked into the UK has risen by 245%. […]

Handling sickness absence this summer

It’s been a sport-packed summer so far and more to come…Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, Paralympics. Summer also brings the good weather, which can lead to long hot sunny afternoons. From time to time, employees may ‘pull a sickie’ in order to catch the sporting action, or to spend a day in the sun. “Sickies” can be […]