Equal Pay and Equal Pay Audit Training.

 

Nearly 40 years since equal pay laws were introduced in the UK, the facts remain stubbornly the same. But these facts are forcing the pace of change, now and in the  immediate future.

 

Key facts

  • Women working full time earn on average 17% less than men working full time.
  • For women from ethnic minorities the gap is higher - 20%
  • For women working part time the gap is 36% per hour - in London 45%!

 

Changing Times

Existing equality duties are driving forward change in the public sector to close these gaps not only with equal pay for "like" work but also equal pay for work of equal value. And the  Equality Act has further tough provisions for the public and private sector in terms of:-

  • Transparency between actual pay rates between women and men
  • Pay Audits
  • Contract Compliance
  • Stronger powers for Employment Tribunals

 Equal Pay Audit Training

Our new training course devoted to this one topic will help you to further understand:-

  • The Legal Framework -
  • The Business Case - Can you afford to ignore the pressure for change? Do you have confidence in your own pay systems?

Backed up with tools and techniques for:-

  • Carrying out an Equal Pay Audit - A step by step guide from analysis to action planning
  • Drawing up a non discriminatory job evaluation scheme
  • Generic health checks for your monitoring and review arrangements
  • Breaking through the jargon

Case studies and key "surgery" time to give advice on your issues will also be covered on this course. We encourage participants to let us have in advance copies of any pay policies, agreements and news about prevailing issues.

Finally, our course will provide information about external sources of help and advice in this ever changing complex legal and business environment.