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29 July

Daniel v Secretary of State for the Department of Health

New High Court judgment that considers whether there was a foreseeable risk that the claimant would suffer injury to her mental health arising out of stress at work, and whether impending harm to her health arising from that stress was plain enough for any reasonable employer to realise that they must do something about it.

29 July, 2014

28 July

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

28 July, 2014

7 in 10 potentially successful Employment Tribunals not pursued after introduction of fees

New Citizens Advice research highlights that, with the government having introduced fees of up to £1,200 to access the Employment Tribunal on 29 July last year, in the six months from October 2013 to March 2014 there was a 73% drop in claims on the same period the previous year.

28 July, 2014

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

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