The final draft gender pay gap reporting regulations has now been published and is subject to parliamentary approval. Guidance is expected later this month.
As the definition of employees in the new gender pay rules has changed, more organisations than previously thought will be caught by them.
UK employers with at least 250 employees and workers must publish mean and median overall pay and bonuses for each gender. The first deadline for publishing gender pay gap information will be 4 April 2018, but the snapshot must be taken in April 2017. Employers should take legal advice on how best to conduct a mock pay audit to ensure data is covered by legal privilege and so kept confidential.