Regulations to ensure employers meet equal pay legislation requirements

On 1 October 2014, the Government announced the introduction of regulations to ensure employers meet equal pay legislation requirements.

From now on, companies that are found to have breached equal pay law at a tribunal must produce an equal pay audit that analyses their pay structures – unless they qualify for 1 of 4 exceptions, or are classed as an exemption.

The introduction of these regulations follow the introduction of the Think, Act, Report initiative – which was introduced in September 2011 to encourage companies to:

  • think about gender equality
  • take action to promote opportunities in their workplaces
  • report on what they are doing