Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Updated Guidance Clarifies Some Tricky Issues

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 25 July 2022
Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin
Issues covered: Gender Pay Gap Reporting; Bonus Payments; Pensions

The gender pay gap reporting regulations in Ireland were published last month. Straight away, a number of issues with interpretation were apparent. The government has now clarified some (but not all) of these.

In this article, we explain the issues addressed by the updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) and clarify what employers should be doing.

Adjusting bonus payments

Clarification was needed on how to adjust bonus payments - this was a big issue in the gender pay gap reporting regulations (Regulations). The Regulations are very clear on how to treat bonus payments when calculating an employee’s hourly rate. They say that, unless they relate to a period the same length as

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Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin

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