As part of keeping you in our focus, our ‘legal lightbulb’ update ensures you’re on top of the latest changes in legislation, case law, and people trends. Here are key dates for your diary.
15 September – Pension Awareness Day 2021
17 September – inquiry into menopause discrimination
The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into the extent of discrimination relating to menopause in the workplace. Written submissions can be made here up until 17 September.
30 September – furlough scheme due to close
Up until the scheme closes the government will contribute 60% of wages up to £1,875 and you will need to contribute the remaining 20% up to £625 when employees are furloughed (along with NICs and pension contributions).
5 October – gender pay gap reporting deadline
Those with 250 employees or more (on the snapshot date 5 April 2020) have until 5 October 2021 to report their gender pay data (delayed from 4 April 2021). Enforcement action against those that fail to report their data will not begin until after this date. You are still encouraged to publish reports in advance of October if you’re able to.
12-15 October – National Work Life Week 2021
An opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work-life balance. Find out more.
11 November – care home vaccinations
All care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will legally be required to be fully vaccinated (both doses) unless they’re exempt under government regulations.