Top 10 HR questions November 2017: Gender pay gap reporting looms large

Employers have just under five months left to publish their gender pay gap reports. Most employers covered by the gender pay gap reporting duty have yet to publish their figures on the dedicated government website as required.

An FAQ setting out the timescale for publication is number one in the top 10 FAQs on XpertHR for November.

Gender pay gap reporting podcast

For more on how employers should publish their data, listen to the XpertHR podcast, Gender pay gap reporting – where are we now?

Other popular FAQs last month cover employees who are on maternity leave during a redundancy exercise; the Living Wage (as used by the Living Wage Foundation), which went up in November; and employment rights for grandparents.

The top 10 HR questions in November 2017 were:

1. When does the gender pay gap reporting duty come into force? 

2. Other than consent, what legal grounds will there be for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? 

3. Does an employee made redundant while on maternity leave have any special rights? 

4. What is the living wage used by the Living Wage Foundation and how is it calculated? 

5. Do grandparents have any right to paid or unpaid leave to spend time with their grandchildren? 

6. Do employers need to amend employees’ contracts to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? 

7. Can an employer terminate the contract of an employee on maternity leave? 

8. What data subject access rights will employees have under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? 

9. Do employers have to publish an explanation of their gender pay gap figures? 

10. Does an employer have to pay holiday pay to its casual workers?


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