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Firms failing to report pay gap in 'last chance saloon'

Employers that fail to publish their gender pay gap on time are being warned they are in the "last chance saloon" and may face "unlimited fines".
For the first time private and public bodies have been instructed to publish the difference between what their male and female employees earn.
But with the final 4 April deadline looming, many of them appear to be holding back until the last minute.
Fewer than 4,000 out of 9,000 have so far published the required data.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said firms were now in the "last chance saloon" over the issue.
All companies with more than 250 staff must publish the difference between the median hourly pay of men and that of women at their firm by 4 April.
Public sector bodies face an earlier deadline of 30 March.
The EHRC said it would instigate enforcement action on 9 April, which could lead to legal action and an "unlimited fine" set by the courts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43536324
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