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Employment

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25 July

Government announces Health and Work Service supplier

Service - designed to help employees and employers to manage sickness absence - will be launched in late 2014 with a phased roll-out coming to a close by the end of May 2015.

25 July, 2014

Childcare options for those on unstable hours likely to be of poorer quality, says Citizens Advice

Whilst the rise in self-employment and jobs with irregular hours means working parents will increasingly depend on flexible childcare, research shows that those childcare providers most likely to offer variable hours have poorer Ofsted ratings and so will be of lower quality.

25 July, 2014

22 July

Government consults on National Minimum Wage regulations

Views sought on whether the draft National Minimum Wage consolidation regulations are clear and workable.

22 July, 2014

Remploy Employment Services to be privatised

'As part of the government’s long-term economic plan we are helping businesses up and down the country to become more confident about employing people with disabilities and giving Remploy Employment Services independence from government will allow even more disabled people to build their careers', says DWP Minister.

22 July, 2014

21 July

Single parents ‘at high risk of low pay, as well as increasing under-employment and job insecurity’

New Gingerbread report argues that action is urgently needed to make sure that working single parents can earn enough to support their families.

21 July, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

21 July, 2014

18 July

Around 20 per cent of councils do not know if their independent home care providers pay minimum wage

Survey carried out by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services also finds that only 5 per cent of councils were confident that their providers paid staff for their travel time.

18 July, 2014

17 July

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill receives second reading in House of Commons

Measures included in Bill include applying maximum penalty for failing to pay national minimum wage on a per worker, rather than per notice, basis and banning exclusivity in zero hours contracts.

17 July, 2014

14 July

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

14 July, 2014

Yates v Revenue and Customs & Anor

New High Court judgment that considers, in relation to proceedings in the 'asbestos diseases court', HMRC's view that it can not lawfully disclose HMRC employment schedules in respect of deceased persons outside the scope of issued court proceedings.

14 July, 2014

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