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Employment

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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

Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2014

New regulations issued in relation, in part, to provisions relating to the process for objecting and appealing to a penalty notice issued to an employer under section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

14 July, 2014

11 July

Supreme Court rules that Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill is within scope of Welsh Assembly’s powers

Court rejects Attorney General's contention that the Bill, which establishes a regime setting minimum terms and conditions of employment for agricultural workers, including minimum wages and holiday entitlement, is outside the Assembly's competence.

11 July, 2014

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