UK People, Reward and Mobility Newsletter – January 2022



In this issue, we look at some of the key employment law developments that have taken place over the past month. In particular, we take a look at: what to expect in 2022 in terms of key cases and legislative developments; gender pay gap reporting; a case concerning the employment status of a director and shareholder; the challenges of managing short-term absences; and the Pensions Regulator's criminal offences policy.

Coming up in 2022: Key expected legislative developments

United Kingdom: The world of work has experienced unprecedented change at an incredible speed over the last couple of years in response to the pandemic, but what further changes can we expect from the legislative agenda?

Coming up next year...

United Kingdom: Our compilation of some of the important cases in which we expect decisions in 2022 that could clarify, or perhaps change, the law!

Pay gap reporting – are employers doing enough to close the gap?

United Kingdom: Gender pay gap figures for 2020/2021 have now been published, so are organisations doing enough to close the gap? We look at the hidden reason why the gender pay gap may be continuing and other pay gaps organisations should consider.

When will a director and shareholder of a company also be considered an employee/worker?

United Kingdom: In the recent case of Rainford v. Dorset Aquatics Ltd EA-2020-000123-BA, the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to consider whether a director and 40% shareholder was also an employee or worker for the purposes of section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

The challenges of managing short-term absences

United Kingdom: Short-term sickness absence can be a challenge for employers to manage, in particular when the absences relate to a disability. It is important to handle such issues delicately and on a case-by-case basis.

This is how we do it – the Pensions Regulator publishes its criminal offences policy

United Kingdom: On 29 September 2021, the Pensions Regulator (tPR) published its long-awaited policy (Policy) on how it intends to exercise its criminal offences powers under the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (the Act).

UK People, Reward and Mobility Hub – blog posts

What else has been happening in the world of employment law this month? Read the posts from our blog to catch up.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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