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26 September

Increase in minimum wage would create jobs and boost the economy, says Unite

New report submitted to the Low Pay Commission claims that a £1.50 increase in the minimum wage is affordable in 2015 and would help 4.6 million low paid workers giving them an average net gain of £1,400 per year gross.

26 September, 2014

25 September

Legal Aid Statistics for 2013/2014

New Ministry of Justice statistics include that total of legal help matters started and civil representation certificates granted was 32 in employment cases, 2,584 in debt cases, 3,877 in community care cases and 55,943 in housing cases.

25 September, 2014

24 September

Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument requires employment tribunals to order a respondent who has been found by the tribunal to have committed an equal pay breach to carry out an equal pay audit.

24 September, 2014

23 September

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board confirms rise in minimum wage for agricultural workers

Scottish Government reports on wage rates agreed by the Wages Board on 20 August 2014, including that minimum rate of pay for agricultural workers with more than 26 weeks continuous employment will increase by 15p per hour to £7.14 from 1 October 2014.

23 September, 2014

22 September

Creditsights Ltd v Dhunna

In new judgment, Court of Appeal considers whether employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear an unfair dismissal claim by a former employee who was engaged to work abroad.

22 September, 2014

Griffin v Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust

In new judgment, Court of Appeal considers whether compensation for loss of earnings awarded by employment tribunal was too low.

22 September, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

22 September, 2014

Labour would raise national minimum wage to £8 per hour by 2020

BBC reports on election pledge by Ed Miliband ahead of his speech to the Labour Party conference tomorrow.

22 September, 2014

19 September

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

New regulations that take effect from 1 October 2014 and increase the minimum wage to £6.50 per hour for those aged 21 and over, £5.13 per hour for those aged 18 up to 21, and £3.79 per hour for those aged under 18.

19 September, 2014

18 September

New judicial review into employment tribunal fees to be heard in High Court

Lord Chancellor agrees with Unison that a new hearing should take place as soon as possible, in light of new evidence.

18 September, 2014

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