Equal Pay: Law and Best Practice – One-Day ConferenceWednesday, March 25th, 2009
It has been almost 40 years since The Equal Pay Act came into force in the UK, but there is still significant inequality between men’s and women’s pay. Last year 58,513 equal pay claims were brought to employment tribunals (more than double the number brought in the previous year) and numbers continue to rise. Women working full time earn on average 17% less per hour than men and for ethnic minority women the gap is even higher at 20%. These headline figures represent a lifetime of pay discrimination for women.
Pay is one of the key factors affecting motivation and relationships at work. In this challenging economic climate it is more essential than ever for employers to ensure their remuneration policy is fair, consistent and ensures staff are rewarded for their contribution in order for key talent to be retained.
JSB’s Equal Pay: Law and Best Practice conference will enable employers to eliminate risk of claims and enhance corporate reputation. The importance of regular pay system reviews will be realised and practical guidance provided to build and maintain a robust fair pay system which stands up to scrutiny and avoids equal pay claims. Equal pay is a fundamental right! With the forthcoming Equality Bill, now is the time to act to close the gender pay gap.
Who should attend:
Employment lawyers, In-house legal advisors, Senior HR professionals, Policy managers, Industrial relations
- Understand the legal framework governing equal pay including latest case law and what this means for your business
- Receive practical guidance on the challenges presented by equal pay claims and hear how to avoid claims
- Discover how to carry out an equal pay audit
- Benefit from private and public sector case studies
- Take away a model equal pay policy to apply to your organisation
Keynote: Baroness Margaret Prosser OBE, Vice Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Charles Russell LLP
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
London Borough of Enfield
For further details or to book please contact JSB Training and Development on +44 (0) 20 8371 7010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org