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Gender Pay Issues

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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 have been published (subject to parliamentary approval, which is unlikely to be contentious).

The main differences between the draft Regulations, published for consultation in February, and the new, final version, is best set out in this blog by Lewis Silkin. And here’s another blog by Squire Patton Boggs which highlights ongoing weaknesses in the Regulations.

Meanwhile, the Government has published a tool entitled Find the Gender Pay Gap for Your Job. To save you looking:-

Legal Professionals: Women hold 53% of legal professional jobs, and on average women are paid 10.3% less than men

HR Professionals: Women hold 68% of HR jobs, and on average women are paid 1.9% more than men