Welcome to Employment Edit, our pick of the key employment law developments from the last couple of weeks:
- Gender pay reporting – The Government has published the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations. These Regulations will implement the much-publicised requirement for organisations with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay data, showing the differences in pay between men and women within their organisation. Please see our recent Gender Pay Gap briefing for more details.
- Holiday pay – In the latest decision regarding holiday pay, the EAT has confirmed that employers should include commission when calculating holiday pay (Lock v British Gas). British Gas may seek leave to appeal this decision, but in the meantime employers should take specialist advice before settling claims or making changes to the way in which holiday pay is calculated. Please see our holiday pay briefing for more details.
- Data protection – The EU’s governing bodies have reached an agreement on the text of the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GPDR”). The GPDR, which will replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive, must now be formally approved by EU institutions. This is likely to happen in spring 2016, with its provisions taking effect two years later. Please see our guide for a summary of GPDR’s key provisions, the impact it may have and what you can do now to prepare for its implementation.