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Standing proud – Pride in London and Pride in the legal profession

It is reassuring to know the Bar will, even without a clear mandate, stand shoulder to shoulder alongside their solicitor colleagues The last weekend of June saw Pride in London and in many cities around the world. The legal profession joined the annual pageant from Baker Street to Whitehall. Maybe it was the glorious sunshine, … Continue reading

Forcing companies to publish men’s and women’s pay won’t give the full picture
Employment Issues / In the News / Solicitors Journal

Forcing companies to publish men’s and women’s pay won’t give the full picture

Employment law expert Kevin Poulter has said legislation forcing larger employees to publish gender pay gap information is a ‘step in the right direction’, but could become a ‘noisy distraction from the real issues.’ David Cameron announced this week that he will go ahead with plans to force firms to release data on differences between … Continue reading

BBC World Business Report: New York’s fast-food workers set for unprecedented pay-rise
Employment Issues / In the News

BBC World Business Report: New York’s fast-food workers set for unprecedented pay-rise

A wages board in New York State has recommended raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour by 2018 in New York City and 2021 across the rest of the State. I joined the BBC World Business Report to discuss the impact of the move. Earlier this year, some cities including Seattle, San … Continue reading

Long term employment depends on sustainable roles, not apprenticeships
Employment Issues

Long term employment depends on sustainable roles, not apprenticeships

Figures released recently show that there were 30.98 million people in work in the March-to-May quarter, 67,000 down from the previous quarter and the first fall since April 2013. Despite the rise in the jobless total, the UK’s Work and Pensions Minister, Priti Patel, told the BBC that there were jobs out there: “When you look at … Continue reading