Lisa WatsonFull bio
Fifty years of the Equal Pay Act – is it enough?
Neonatal Leave and Pay and Carer’s Leave Consultations
Court grants injunction requiring employer to return suspended employee to work
Government announces statutory pay rate increases for 2020/21
When can off the record discussions be used in evidence?
Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 enables “pre-termination negotiations” to take place between an employer and employee to […]
Vento bands increase
The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland have issued an update to the Vento guidelines, setting out new bands as adjusted for inflation.
Are the new disclosure rules on pay ratios sufficient to combat excessive pay disparity?
A recent poll of MPs indicates that questions are already being raised as to whether the new pay rules go far enough in tackling pay disparity.
Labour's plan to force businesses to hand equity to their staff has divided opinion. What would the policy mean for UK businesses?
The shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed details of Labour's employee ownership policy which would see every company with more than 250 staff set up an "inclusive ownership fund" (IOF). Under the proposal, an IOF would own up to 10 per cent of the company's equity on its workers' behalf.
CIPD reports that a reduced amount of EU to UK migration has caused a skills shortage in the UK
According to CIPD's latest quarterly labour market snapshot, a slump in the number of EU citizens migrating to the UK has exacerbated skills shortages in the UK.
GDPR – are your interests legitimate?
Under the GDPR the requirements for consent will be much stricter, particularly in the employment context, where it is generally accepted that the imbalance of power between the employer and employee is likely to invalidate any consent given by the employee.
The Apprenticeship Levy, has it worked?
The Apprenticeship Levy has now been in force for a year. The government's aim in introducing the Levy was to reverse the decline in the use of apprenticeships by ring fencing funds which would be set aside in order to tackle skills shortages. One year on, has it worked?