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10 May, 2023

Government to reduce ‘disproportionate’ reporting requirements for elements of the Working Time Regulations

Announcement part of package of measures that Business and Trade Secretary says will 'take advantage of post-Brexit freedoms'

9 May, 2023

4 May, 2023

Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act will create a legal obligation on employers in Great Britain to allocate all tips, gratuities and service charges to workers without any deductions

3 May, 2023

Bill providing for better enforcement of the national minimum wage receives first reading in House of Commons

Private Members’ Bill includes proposals to protect home care workers from receiving less than minimum wage rates as a result of not getting paid for travel time between visits

2 May, 2023

Unions and campaign groups seek clarity on whether government plans to proceed with Bill strengthening protections against sexual harassment at work

Letter to Minister follows reports that Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill no longer has the support of government

2 May, 2023

28 April, 2023

Government rejects Human Rights Committee’s recommendations to reconsider Strikes (Minimum Service Level) Bill in order to ensure it meets UK’s human rights obligations

Response to Joint Committee’s report stands by proposals including loss of workers' legal rights and fines of up to £1 million for unions who breach conditions of ‘work notices’

27 April, 2023

TUC calls for statutory sick pay to be paid from day one at a ‘decent living wage’

Responding to latest ONS sickness absence data, union body highlights that many workers have little choice but to work while ill

24 April, 2023

Select Committee urges government to rethink employment rights and protections for those engaged in new types of more flexible working

Report on UK's post-pandemic labour market also recommends further action to address employment tribunal backlogs and to consider moving away from jobcentres providing employment advice for people over 50

18 April, 2023

Government must introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting ‘without delay’, says TUC

Union body responds to publication of government guidance for those employers who wish to report discrepancies in ethnicity pay on a voluntary basis

12 April, 2023

Increase in banding rates for Employment Tribunal awards for injury to feelings for 2023/2024

Joint Presidential Guidance increases ‘Vento bands’ for claims presented on or after 6 April 2023

11 April, 2023

11 April, 2023

5 April, 2023

Judicial mediation to be introduced in cases before Northern Ireland Employment Tribunals

Department for the Economy says, in 'appropriate cases', scheme will offer claimants an opportunity to sit down with their employer and a specially trained Employment Judge with a view to resolving the dispute

4 April, 2023

Enacting the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill would place an ‘unacceptable restriction’ on a worker’s right to take strike action

Employment law specialists warn that legislation giving Secretary of State largely unfettered power to set service levels during strikes would make Great Britain 'an outlier among comparable countries'

3 April, 2023

3 April, 2023

Revocation and re-enactment of regulations in relation to statutory parental bereavement leave and pay in Northern Ireland

New statutory rules enable scheme to continue in force despite the absence of Assembly approval of the regulations

28 March, 2023

Seafarers’ Wages Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act makes provision in relation to the remuneration of seafarers who do not qualify for the national minimum wage

27 March, 2023

Government launches review of whistleblowing framework

Department for Business and Trade says review will gather evidence on the effectiveness of the current regime that will inform policy choices going forward