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27 September, 2011

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

New regulations amend provisions of National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, including adding definitions of educational categories.

27 September, 2011

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2011

New regulations amend provisions of National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, including to increase the principal rate of national minimum wage from £5.93 to £6.08.

27 September, 2011

Call for action to force employers to obey minimum wage laws

Citizens Advice Scotland survey shows that over half of CAB advisers report refusal to pay minimum wage is a significant problem in their area.

26 September, 2011

Up to £1million a year from prisoners’ pay packets to fund victims’ services

As Prisoners’ Earnings Act comes into force, Ministry of Justice announces money will go to national charity Victim Support.

26 September, 2011

21 September, 2011

Scottish Spending Review 2011

Budget includes commitment to social wage, free prescriptions and freeze of council tax.

21 September, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 110 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

20 September, 2011

Jackson v Liverpool City Council

[2011] EWCA Civ 1068

20 September, 2011

Government urges greater transparency in company pay and reporting

Proposals in discussion paper include having employee representation on remuneration committees.

19 September, 2011

16 September, 2011

Qualitative Study Exploring Employers’ Recruitment Behaviour and Decisions

Department for Work and Pensions publishes research which explores the recruitment practices of employers, and how they relate to disabled people.

15 September, 2011

Government publishes evidence submitted to the Low Pay Commission for its 2012 NMW review

In addition, new guidance issued on the payment of the national minimum wage to work experience staff and interns

15 September, 2011

Jobs for the future: The path back to full employment in the UK

Institute for Public Policy Research publishes report which focuses on promoting growth in employment and limiting expansion of long-term unemployment.

14 September, 2011

Largest rise in unemployment in nearly 2 years

Office for National Statistics figures show the number of unemployed people in the UK has increased by 80,000 to 2.51 million.

12 September, 2011

12 September, 2011

12 September, 2011

9 September, 2011

Pilot programme to significantly boost number of careers advisers providing services in Jobcentres

Too often in the past jobseekers were sent off to do long courses that taught them skills that local employers didn’t value, says Work and Pensions Secretary.

8 September, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 109 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.