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Click here for a succinct analysis by Emplaw authors, Lewis Silkin, of the recent Court of Appeal’s ruling, in this long running dispute, that lower-paid, female retail staff can compare themselves to higher-paid, male distribution depot staff.

A podcast and accompanying article from Emplaw Online authors, Gowling WLG in which they discuss 2019's hot employment law topics that employers need to have on their radar, from holiday pay calculations to whistleblowing to tribunal proceedings and much more. 

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Included in this edition are reports on the announcement  of a policy surrounding the naming and shaming of unpaid employment tribunal awards,  the start of consultation on salaried workers and salary sacrifice schemes, more detail on the government's response to the Women and Equalities select committee’s report on sexual harassment in the workplace, and updated ICO guidance well as links to the latest articles at including  Employing EU citizens in the UK – what you need to know  and Corporate governance - the Wates principles for large private companies explained

For Emplaw Online subscribers, there are also professional summaries of the latest key cases with links to full reports




From 1st January 2021- a new Immigration system for the UK

The Wates Principles on corporate governance apply to company reporting for financial years starting on or after 1 January 2019 , They apply on a voluntary ‘apply and explain’ basis to large private companies. This article from Emplaw examines  the six principles , namely purpose and leadership, board composition, director responsibilities,  opportunity and risk,  remuneration,  shareholder relationships and engagement read more


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Your essential briefing on The Good Work Plan and what the draft legislation says

From non-disclosure agreements to the gig economy, from whistleblowing to corporate governance and new family rights, there have been some key developments in 2018. Click here for our annual essential summary of the year's employment happenings and to know what to look out for in 2019.


This is your one-stop, once per month read to keep you up-to-date in the field of employment law. Includes need to know information and guidance for employers/ees and their advisors, including a practical guide from the DWP on employing people with a disability or health condition as well as what Gender Pay Gap Reporting  has shown and new guidance for solicitors. Legislative updates include a bill aimed at extending Shared Parental Leave and Pay to  for workers, including the self-employed and of course Brexit - what does a no deal mean for employment law?

For Emplaw Online subscribers, there are also professional summaries of the latest key cases with links to full reports

Click here for Emplaw Monthly - End of November 2018

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Key Points

  • The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 to incorporate provisions to provide bereaved parents who are employees with two weeks’ paid bereavement leave.
  • The right will apply from 6th April 2020. It is day one right but entitlemtent  to pay depends on at least 26 weeks’ continuous service with the employer and weekly average earnings over the lower earning limit 
  • More of the details are set out in the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 and the Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020.‘

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The key points arising are set out in this short article from Emplaw authors , Moorcrofts, which follows the publication by the GEO of their report Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations 2017: Summary of Reported Data from 2017/2018

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