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13 July, 2023

High Court rules that government’s failure to consult on regulations that allow employers to use agency workers to replace striking workers was ‘unlawful and irrational’

Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen & Ors, R v The Secretary of State for Business and Trade [2023] EWHC 1781 (Admin)

13 July, 2023

While Kickstart scheme often helped those with relatively good employability find work, those who faced more challenges struggled to find a suitable job

Evaluation of the scheme also reports that there were many 'teething issues' with jobcentre staff, employers and gateways particularly reporting problems around trying to get responses from the DWP about how to run the scheme

13 July, 2023

Government says that it has no plans to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting

In consultation response published almost five years after call for views launched, government advises that it has instead produced guidance for employers on how to report voluntarily

13 July, 2023

Bill making provision in relation to workplace bullying receives first reading in House of Commons

Private Members' Bill includes provision to enable claims relating to bullying at work to be considered by an employment tribunal

11 July, 2023

Government launches new Health Adjustments Passport for disabled veterans

DWP and MoD say document will provide a transferable record of any workplace adjustments needed making it easier to transition into employment, progress within a workplace and move between jobs without the need for reassessment

10 July, 2023

Employment Tribunals President issues updated guidance on alternative dispute resolution and judicial mediation

New guidance includes protocols on approaches to encourage pre-hearing agreements by 'judicial assessment' and 'dispute resolution appointments' in addition to judicial mediation

10 July, 2023

3 July, 2023

Government announces plans to allow paternity leave to be taken up to a year after the birth of a child

Written statement to parliament also confirms proposal to allow fathers or partners to split their leave into two blocks of one week

3 July, 2023

19 June, 2023

International Labour Organisation’s intervention about provisions in the Strikes Bill is ‘hugely embarrassing’ for UK Ministers, says TUC

Union body highlights that UN labour watchdog's instruction to Ministers to 'seek technical assistance' from its staff does not support Ministers' repeated claims that the new measures have its full backing

19 June, 2023

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30 May, 2023

26 May, 2023

Carer’s Leave Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act provides for regulations to be made giving employees unpaid leave of up to a week to manage caring responsibilities

26 May, 2023

Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act provides for regulations to be made in relation to protection from redundancy during and after pregnancy and on return to work from maternity, adoption or shared parental leave

26 May, 2023

Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act makes provision for paid leave of at least one week for employed parents or others who have a personal relationship with a child who is receiving, or has received, neonatal care

22 May, 2023