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

Is suspension a neutral act?

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal handed down its much anticipated decision in the case of London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo. It was widely expected to answer the question, is suspension a neutral act but, in the… Read on

Can my employer tell me what to wear?

It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs is no longer requiring staff to wear a suit and tie and that Virgin Atlantic had abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on

What are my rights as a temporary employee?

Many organisations will be taking on temporary, seasonal workers at this time of year and, while many individuals will just be grateful for the opportunity to earn a bit of extra cash, it’s important for employers to ensure that they… Read on

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