The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United Kingdom has caused employers to be increasingly concerned and uncertain regarding the future of their workforces. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) that employers may be facing as the virus affects UK workforces.
On March 20, 2020, the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) launched online isolation notes to enable employees to provide evidence to their employers that they have been medically advised to self-isolate due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The UK Government has launched a series of measures to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace. Part of its strategy is the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay reporting. The proposed ethnicity reporting requirement is similar to the gender pay gap reporting requirement, which went into effect in April 2017. The consultation closes on 11
On 19 December 2017, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) proposed a draft plan for enforcement action in relation to The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Consultation on the proposal is due to close on 2 February 2018. Daniella McGuigan of Ogletree Deakins’ London office is part of a working
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 are expected to come into force in the United Kingdom on 6 April 2017. Although the regulations are still subject to final approval by the UK Parliament, they are not expected to change. What Are the Regulations? The reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or