New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Scope leads the way on disability and wellness reporting

Disability charity Scope is the first organisation to publish its internal disability and wellness report since the government published a new framework intended to support larger employers to record and report voluntarily on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the… Read on

Ramadan: a legal checklist for the workplace

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began in the UK this year on Sunday 5 May and will last until Tuesday 4 June. The exact dates depend upon the lunar cycle and so these change every year. During Ramadan most… Read on

What are protected characteristics?

The term “protected characteristics” comes from the Equality Act 2010. Understanding what the protected characteristics are is important because any discriminatory or harassing behaviour is only unlawful if it is related to a relevant protected characteristic. The definition of protected… Read on

Is my employer paying me correctly?

The national minimum wage guarantees that every workers is paid a minimum amount for an hour’s work. National minimum wage laws first came into force twenty years ago. The legislation is enforced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and employers… Read on

New national minimum wage rates now in force

The new rates for the national minimum wage (NMW), including the national living wage, came into force on 1 April 2019. This year sees the twentieth anniversary of the NMW, which was introduced in 1999. Rates have increased by just… Read on

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