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24 March, 2021 Open access

Workers should not be forced to have Covid-19 vaccination, says TUC

Forcing workers to get vaccinated will harm trust and employee relations and may also be discriminatory and leave employers open to legal challenge

22 March, 2021

19 March, 2021

19 March, 2021

One in three BME workers say they have been unfairly turned down for a job

New TUC survey also finds that BME workers are almost twice as likely to be told that their job may be at risk if they don't accept worse conditions or reapply for position

19 March, 2021

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates and pay calculation rules from April 2021

New statutory instrument sets out new rates and includes provisions that reduce the National Living Wage age limit to 23

17 March, 2021

Uber’s reclassification of its UK drivers as workers following landmark Supreme Court judgment will ‘shake up gig economy’

Court's ruling should be heeded as a warning to companies with a similar business model that they cannot continue to operate in the same way

17 March, 2021 Open access

Business Secretary acknowledges that refusing services or employment to anyone who is not vaccinated against Covid-19 raises discrimination and other legal issues

Letter to Select Committee also confirms that a review of Covid-status certification has opened to consider the ethical, equalities, privacy, legal and operational issues of using certification

16 March, 2021

15 March, 2021

Policies aimed at addressing the gender pay gap must consider role of social norms and maternity and paternity policies

New report from the IFS finds that increased gender differences following parenthood are not merely the exacerbation of career differences that existed before childbirth

15 March, 2021

12 March, 2021

One in eight workers are forced to leave the workplace due to ill-health before reaching state retirement age, says TUC

New report calls for increased long-term support to avoid older workers being 'consigned to years of poverty'

11 March, 2021

Number of outstanding employment tribunal cases increased by more than a third in last three months of 2020 compared to same period in 2019

New Ministry of Justice figures also show that waiting times for disposal of cases increased by three months to almost a year

11 March, 2021 Open access

Amendments to regulations in Northern Ireland setting out how a week’s pay is to be calculated for purposes of calculating statutory payments for furloughed workers

New statutory rule makes amendments in consequence of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being extended to 30 April 2021

8 March, 2021

5 March, 2021

Minister for Women and Equalities calls on employers to make flexible working a standard option for employees

National shift to flexible working would boost productivity and provide opportunities for women and those outside major cities, says Minister

4 March, 2021

Government asks Low Pay Commission to make recommendations for NLW and NMW rates from April 2022

New 'remit' outlines the areas the Commission should consider when recommending the new rates, with response expected by October 2021

3 March, 2021 Open access

Government announces extension of coronavirus job retention and self-employment support schemes until end of September 2021

Budget 2021 also confirms eligibility for self-employment support will be extended to include people who have filed a tax return for the 2019/2020 tax year

2 March, 2021

1 March, 2021