Shining a light on mental health and well being at work

The government has published a non-binding framework for large employers to report on disability, mental health and well being in their workplaces. This follows a recommendation made by an earlier review into mental health in the workplace (the Stevenson/Farmer review).… Read on

High number of interns still unpaid

Recent research has shown that over a quarter of graduates in their first few years in the labour market have taken on unpaid internships.  The Sutton Trust looked into the problem which is seen as restricting access to certain careers… Read on

National minimum wage increase from April 2019 announced

The Chancellor announced the new rates for the national minimum wage which will apply from April 2019 in the Budget. The national living wage rate will increase to £8.21 (from £7.83). This equates to a £690 annual pay rise for… Read on

Employment tribunal fees may be re-introduced

It has been reported that the government is looking at re-introducing fees for bringing  claims in the employment tribunal. Fees were abolished following UNISON’s legal challenge to their introduction, on the basis that they denied claimants access to justice. BackgroundRead on

Compulsory ethnicity pay reporting to be introduced

Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay reporting for larger employers in April 2017, the government is now consulting on introducing similar requirements in respect of ethnicity pay. The proposal is part of a series of measures to tackle barriers… Read on

Parental bereavement law not expected until 2020

There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for parents whose child has died.  The government previously pledged to introduce a new entitlement for parental bereavement leave and pay and, in September 2018, the Parental… Read on

Government to consult on greater parental pay transparency

The government has announced that it will consult on requiring employers with more than 250 staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies, so job applicants can make informed decisions about whether they can combine the role with caring… Read on

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