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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

Workers fined for workplace data protection breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office has exercised its right to bring criminal prosecutions against two individuals who were found guilty of breaching data protection laws at Birmingham Magistrates Court earlier this month. In the first case, an employee of Heart of… Read on

Statutory payments to increase from April 2019

The annual increase of certain benefits in England, Wales and Scotland is due to take effect from early next month.  Benefits generally rise in line with inflation.  This year, the key changes are: statutory sick pay will increase from £92.05… 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

Dyslexia discrimination in the workplace

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. Consequently, dyslexic employees often face particular challenges in the workplace. Employers need to be aware of their legal obligations to avoid discrimination, and also consider going… Read on

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