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On 1 April 2018 all the rates of the national minimum wage will go up. Workers should check carefully that their employer is paying them in line with the new legal requirements from that date. And it’s not just wages… Read on
The government regularly “names and shames” employers who breach national minimum wage laws by publishing a list of those who have been fined. The latest list reveals that restaurant chains Wagamama and TGI Fridays and Marriott Hotels have each been… Read on
Employment tribunal fees were abolished on 26 July 2017. The Ministry of Justice has recently published figures showing the very significant impact this has had on the number of claims now being brought in the employment tribunal which has continued… Read on
From 6 April 2018 it will be more expensive for employers to make employees redundant and, if a dismissal is found to be unfair by an employment tribunal, the potential amount of compensation payable will also increase. The legislation implementing… Read on
The closure of children’s charity Keeping Kids Company (formerly Kids Company) was controversial and well publicised. It hit the headlines following serious allegations of safeguarding failures, financial mismanagement and a lack oversight from the government which had given the charity… Read on
Workers are sometimes required to be on stand-by, meaning their employer can contact them or they may be called into work. But when does such “stand-by” time count as working time? That was the question recently considered by the European… Read on
Earlier this month, Lloyds Banking Group PLC (Lloyds) became the first FTSE 100 company to set a public target to increase black, Asian and minority ethnic (B.A.M.E) representation in its senior management positions. Although there is currently no legal obligation… Read on
The government is spending £1.5 million on a new campaign to promote awareness of the right of parents to take shared parental leave. Although around 285,000 couples qualify for shared parental leave each year, it is believed the take up… Read on
HMRC announced on 14 February that it was finally starting to accept applications from all eligible parents for the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme – which can give up to £2,000 of help with childcare costs. Since 21 April 2017… Read on
With the media spotlight firmly on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, following allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and others, tackling such misconduct is high on the political agenda. The Women and Equalities Committee has now launched a full… Read on