Paula Bailey, partner and employment law expert explained the focus for the next 12 months.
“Pay will dominate the 2019 employment law agenda,” she said. “In addition to producing a gender pay gap report, [listed] companies with 250 [UK] employees or more will be required to report on the difference in pay between their chief executive and their average worker.
“Meanwhile, in April, employers will see the National Minimum Wage increasing and we are also likely to see more National Minimum Wage developments, due to HMRC taking a robust approach to enforcement of the minimum wage.”
Bailey added that, from 6 April, details of the total number of hours worked would need to be detailed on payslips for workers whose pay was variable depending on the hours worked, while changes to the law regarding sexual harassment in the workplace were likely to be introduced in the wake of the #MeToo movement.