UK Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Regulations Take Effect

Effective from January 1, 2024, the UK’s Equality Act has been amended. Equality Act 2010 Amendment Regulations retain elements of EU law relating to specific discrimination protections. These would otherwise expire under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023.  Below, we summarize the key points of the amendments, and consider potential future changes…

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UK Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting: What It Means for Employers

In April 2023, the UK government published new guidance for employers on how to measure, report on and address ethnicity pay differences within their organizations. Here we consider how to collect, track, and analyze ethnicity data for companies which voluntarily publish ethnicity pay gap reports.  What is the purpose of collecting ethnicity data? Ethnicity pay…

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Takeaways From the 2021 UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting Results

The United Kingdom’s gender pay gap reporting data for 2021 is in. And an analysis of the 2021 reporting year by Lewis Silkin suggests the efforts are paying off: the pay gap appears to be shrinking.  Below we outline trends in this analysis and why evolving pay transparency laws across the pond should matter to…

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How to Prepare for the ESG Reckoning: Three Essential Steps

When two founding members of Bain Capital’s impact investing fund sound the alarm that An ESG Reckoning Is Coming, employers should take note.  Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis cover a lot of ground in their new article for the Harvard Business review, from Nikola’s disastrously fake zero-emission semi-truck commercial to Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s…

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Calls Increase for Race/Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Employers may already be aware of the pressure to disclose the gender pay gap in their organizations. What they may not know is that the pay gap issue is equally relevant with regard to all protected classes, not just in terms of gender. As a result, employers need to be prepared with pay equity solutions…

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