The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The gender pay gap reporting obligations are set out in the following pieces of legislation:
Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/172 (the private and voluntary sector regulations)
Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/353 (the public sector regulations)
This Practice Note:
sets out a summary of the key things employers need to know about the regulations
examines the provisions of the regulations in detail
outlines what employers have to do in practice in order to comply, ie what needs to be done and when, and
explores steps that employers and their advisers can take now to prepare for the forthcoming reporting requirement and minimise related risks
The principal focus of this Practice Note is on how the gender pay gap reporting obligations apply to private and voluntary sector employers. However, it also outlines the differences that apply in the case of gender pay gap reporting by public authorities in England, and certain cross-border authorities and non-devolved authorities operating across Great Britain.
For information about the gender pay gap generally and the existing legislative and non-legislative measures to try to address it, see separate Practice Note: Background to the gender pay gap and women on boards.
The essential things to be aware of about the regulations are:
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