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From 6 April 2019, the compensation which successful claimants can recover for injury to feelings in discrimination cases will increase as the “Vento guidelines” – which employment tribunals follow when deciding how much to award for injury to feelings –… Read on
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
Staff who are automatically enrolled into their employer’s workplace pension scheme will have to pay higher contributions from 6 April this year and this will result in a reduction to take home pay for many. These changes only apply to… Read on
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
This week (1 – 7 April 2019) is World Autism Awareness Week, with Tuesday being declared Autism Awareness Day by the UN. The UN says it unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day “to highlight the need … Read on
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
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
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
Employers need to play the long game when seeking to increase diversity; this is the cautionary lesson to be taken from the employment tribunal case of Furlong v The Chief Constable of Cheshire Police, handed down last month. The case… Read on
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