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3 February, 2020

31 January, 2020

Case concerning diplomatic immunity granted first ever leapfrog certificate from EAT to Supreme Court

Court to consider whether diplomat's employment of worker who alleged trafficking and exploitation fell within 'commercial activity' exception in Vienna Convention

29 January, 2020

Gig economy workers highlight problems with financial security, dignity and hopes for future training or career progression

New research by tech thinktank also recommends action from government and gig economy companies to develop a minimum wage and bring transparency to costs for workers and customers

29 January, 2020

Office of the Whistleblower Bill receives its first reading in the Lords

Bill makes provision for an Office of the Whistleblower to administer arrangements to facilitate whistleblowing

29 January, 2020

Equal Pay Bill receives its first reading in the Lords

Bill includes provision requiring certain employers to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees and between employees of different ethnic origins

27 January, 2020

24 January, 2020

Introduction of parental bereavement leave and pay

New statutory instrument brings into force regulation making powers in Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

24 January, 2020

23 January, 2020

Introduction of two weeks’ paid bereavement leave following the loss of a child

Government announces that new parental bereavement leave and pay regulations will take effect from April 2020

20 January, 2020

17 January, 2020

Government to survey UK employees about experiences of sexual harassment

TUC welcomes 'important survey that will help us all understand the scale of sexual harassment in our workplaces'

15 January, 2020

Equality and Human Rights Commission issues new guidance for employers on tackling sexual harassment and harassment at work

'It is time for all employers to step up action against misconduct and protect their staff from harassment', says Commission chief executive

9 January, 2020

House of Commons votes against negotiating a comprehensive agreement with the EU protecting workers’ rights

Proposed new clause of Withdrawal Agreement Bill defeated by 344 votes to 255

8 January, 2020

Resolution Foundation calls for stronger enforcement of mimimum wage

New report estimates that just 13 per cent of underpayments were detected by HMRC in 2017/2018

8 January, 2020

6 January, 2020

2 January, 2020

National Living Wage to increase by 6.2 per cent in April 2020

New rate for workers aged 25 and over will be £8.72 per hour

20 December, 2019

Government removes protections for workers’ rights from EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Change means that rights that currently form part of EU law would not be protected once the transition or implementation period has ended

19 December, 2019

Queen’s Speech introduces new Employment Bill to ‘enhance workers’ rights and support flexible working’

Bill includes provision to introduce new right for workers to request a more predictable contract and to make flexible working the default position