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22 January

Government publishes response to consultation on draft national minimum wage regulations

BIS says that response to consolidated regulations was generally positive and that 'we will consider the various suggestions raised by respondents and review the guidance in 2015'.

22 January, 2015

Public Accounts Committee publishes report on NEETs

Report finds that there are 148,000 NEETs in the UK and that too many of these 'simply disappear from all the relevant public systems'.

22 January, 2015

21 January

Broni & Ors v Ministry of Defence

New High Court judgment that finds that the fixed success fee regime does not apply to members of the armed forces in respect of injuries suffered at work.

21 January, 2015

20 January

Scottish Government encourages more employers to sign up to the living wage accreditation scheme

Scottish Business pledge to invite companies to commit to extending the living wage, involve their local communities and invest in youth training and employment, with offer of package of tailored support on skills, innovation and exports in return.

20 January, 2015

19 January

Vince Cable announces amendment to Acas code of practice

Secretary of State for Business lays amendment to reflect EAT judgment in Toal v GB Oils on the right of accompaniment to a grievance hearing.

19 January, 2015

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

19 January, 2015

13 January

88 per cent of parents of disabled children express strong desire to return to work

In new report, Working Families calls on next government to adopt a legal right to paid adjustment leave, to adopt a flexible by default approach to job design and recruitment in the public sector and to recruit a junior minister with specific responsibility for driving up the supply of suitable and affordable childcare for disabled children.

13 January, 2015

Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

New Act that makes provision about shared rights to leave from work and statutory pay in connection with caring for children, time off work to accompany to ante-natal appointments or to attend adoption appointments, and the right to request flexible working.

13 January, 2015

12 January

Conservative proposals will effectively end right to strike in public sector, says TUC

Proposed threshold for public sector strike ballots, announced on Friday evening, is a 'democratic outrage', says TUC General Secretary.

12 January, 2015

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

12 January, 2015

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