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30 June, 2021

Bill to provide for statutory paid bereavement leave following death of close family member or partner receives first reading

Private Member's Bill due to receive second reading in House of Commons on 29 October 2021

29 June, 2021

MPs say the ‘time is now’ for the government’s long-promised Employment Bill

DWP must also adopt a 'laser-like focus' on ensuring that its employment schemes are reaching the right people, says Work and Pensions Committee

28 June, 2021

Urgent action needed on ethnicity pay gap reporting to help transform understanding of race inequality at work

TUC, CBI and Equality and Human Rights Commission call on the government to commit to introducing mandatory reporting and bring forward a clear timetable for getting it into law

28 June, 2021

24 June, 2021

21 June, 2021 Open access

Long Covid must be urgently recognised as a disability and Covid-19 as an occupational disease

Changes are needed to give workers access to legal protections and compensation, says TUC

17 June, 2021 Open access

All workers in care homes must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from October 2021

DHSC says that new regulations will cover employees and volunteers within the care home, as well as those coming in to carry out other work, unless they have a medical exemption

14 June, 2021

14 June, 2021

11 June, 2021

10 June, 2021

Number of outstanding employment tribunal cases increased by almost 40 per cent in first three months of 2021 compared to same period in 2020

New Ministry of Justice figures also show that number of claims disposed of decreased by more than 20 per cent

10 June, 2021

9 June, 2021

Business Minister says ‘heavy handed’ legislation is not necessary in order to protect workers from ‘unacceptable’ fire and rehire negotiation tactics

Minister advises MPs that ACAS has instead been asked to produce stronger guidance to help employers explore all options before considering fire and rehire

8 June, 2021

Government announces plans to create a single enforcement body for employment rights

New 'one-stop shop' will take over responsibility for enforcing National Minimum Wage, tackling modern slavery, and protecting agency workers, while also having new powers to resolve holiday pay and SSP disputes

7 June, 2021

Scottish Government calls for cross-party support for bid for full devolution of employment powers to aid post-pandemic recovery

Social Justice Secretary says that increased powers would enable Scotland to create fairer workplaces, increase wages, reduce insecure work, and 'shift the curve on poverty'

7 June, 2021

4 June, 2021

3 June, 2021