Pay

Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest trends and developments associated with employee remuneration and reward, including equal pay and the gender pay gap.

Guerrilla Girls and Fisticuffs

Sheila Fahy

What is the world coming to? Guerrilla Girls, Feminist Fight Clubs and full-on initiatives to catapult women into the limelight and along the pipeline to serious senior positions. Whatever next? Wandering around the Tate Modern last week, I smiled wryly when I came across the posters by the Guerrilla Girls – a group of American Read More

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It’s about fairness not feminism

Karen Seward

Blog post by Karen Seward and Sarah Henchoz Harnessing the talents of women in financial services Fairness not feminism was the key theme of Jayne-Anne Gadhia’s, CEO of Virgin Money, launch of the Empowering Productivity Report today at the Bank of England, which we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend Having been tasked Read More

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Gender pay gap – women over 40

Sheila Fahy

For reasons I am not disclosing, I was drawn to the Government’s announcement last week that it will be targeting the gender pay gap in relation to women over the age of 40. It is widely known that the overall gender pay gap currently stands at 19.5%, but when the figures are analysed a little Read More

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Gender pay gap reporting

Sheila Fahy

Towards the end of 2014, Sarah and I discussed what the headlining issues for 2015 would be. Sarah predicted that zero-hour contracts and whistleblowing were topics that required a fundamental rethink to make them fit for purpose, and I was convinced that obesity would continue to evolve into a protected characteristic for discrimination purposes. We Read More

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Banking pay reform: what’s coming up?

Felicity Gemson

Pay regulation was a recurrent theme in last week’s headlines. The Government announced that it is dropping its legal challenge to CRD IV bonus cap rules, confirming what most firms had expected – that the bonus cap is a reality. The Government’s chances of success before the ECJ had plummeted after the Advocate General resoundingly dismissed Read More

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Holidays with that little bit extra

Sheila Fahy

When it comes to holiday, woe betide anyone who interferes with it. With tongue in cheek, I’ve frequently said that it is easier to close down a final salary pension scheme than it is to take away a day’s holiday from an employee. Anyone assessing the volume of litigation that started with the ECJ’s decision Read More

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