Emma Byford

Emma Byford

Dechert LLP

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Gender Pay Reporting – New Regulations to Apply to Large UK Employers from October 2016

The Government published draft regulations on 12 February 2016, which will require employers with 250 or more “relevant employees” to report annually on their gender pay gap. The consultation period in respect of the draft...more

2/16/2016 - Corporate Counsel Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Pay Gap Reporting Requirements UK Wage and Hour

Shared Parental Leave in the UK

Is it good to share? New Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) rules allow eligible employees to share up to 50 weeks' leave and 39 weeks' pay in the year following a child's birth or...more

4/10/2015 - Employee Benefits Holiday Pay Maternity Leave Notice Requirements Parental Leave UK

UK Employment Law Update: Be Careful With Your Employment Procedures

This OnPoint reports on two recent UK employment law decisions which remind employers of the perils of failing to comply with appropriate procedures in relation to the conduct of disciplinary, grievance and other matters....more

9/16/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Grievance Process UK

Cheaper to Dismiss?

Legislation came into force in the UK on 29 July 2013, limiting the amount an employee can receive by way of compensation for unfair dismissal to the lower of £74,200 or 52 weeks’ gross pay. ...more

8/2/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Just Compensation New Legislation Termination UK Unfair Dismissal

UK Supreme Court Decision Limits Employers’ Power to Terminate Employment

Today the Supreme Court has handed down its widely anticipated judgment in the case of Société Générale v. Geys. The decision clarifies the powers of employers to terminate the employment of employees without giving full...more

12/20/2012 - Breach of Contract Employment Contract

Increase in UK Compensation Limits

From 1 February 2013 the maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for unfair dismissal (save in the exceptional cases such as whistleblowing, where no cap applies to the compensatory award) will increase,...more

12/20/2012 - Compensatory Awards Unfair Dismissal

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