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Mar 30, 2017

We discuss the new duty on employers with 250 or more employees to report annually on their gender pay gap, and explore the differences between the requirements for the private and voluntary sectors and the public sector. Presenter Susan Dennehy is joined by Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks.

Mar 23, 2017

Private-sector organisations have predicted their pay awards. In this podcast we look at the median basic pay increase employers are expecting to award employees in the year 2017/18. The podcast covers: pay levels in the private sector; pay awards in relation to the rate of inflation; factors shaping the level of pay...

Mar 16, 2017

In this week's podcast, we discuss the reasons behind the decisions in Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers. We explore the factors that employers may wish to consider where they are engaging individuals on a self-employed basis. Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Fiona Rushforth, senior associate at Wedlake Bell,...

Mar 9, 2017

Requirements for women to wear high heels, make-up and a skirt were common in the 1970s, but do such requirements have any place in a 21st-century employer's dress code? In this week's podcast, we discuss the recent controversy around sexism in workplace dress codes. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Stephen Simpson.

Mar 2, 2017

We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status. Hosts Laura Merrylees and Ellie Gelder are joined by Darren Newman, leading employment law expert.