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17 July, 2019

Employment (Minimum Hours) Bill receives first reading in the House of Commons

Bill requires employers to offer workers on zero hours contracts the option of guaranteed minimum hours

17 July, 2019

Flexible Working Bill receives first reading in the House of Commons

Bill requires employers to offer flexible working in employment contracts and to advertise vacancies as suitable for flexible working unless certain conditions are met

17 July, 2019

Government launches consultation on establishing a single enforcement body for employment rights

Proposed powers of new body include enforcement of minimum wage and holiday payments

15 July, 2019

12 July, 2019

11 July, 2019

Government launches consultation on strengthening Equality Act protections against third party harassment at work

Evidence sought on whether current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective

9 July, 2019

20 per cent of self-employed sole traders don’t survive one year, and 60 per cent don’t survive five

New IFS research finds that most self-employed businesses fail quickly and very few go on to make significant investments or employ others

8 July, 2019

4 July, 2019

1 July, 2019

28 June, 2019

Gig economy workforce has doubled since 2016, says TUC

Results of survey also include that nearly two-thirds of people undertaking 'platform work' are aged between 16 and 34

25 June, 2019

24 June, 2019

21 June, 2019

19 June, 2019

No workplace discrimination cases received legal aid funding between 2013/2014 and 2017/2018

EHRC highlights that discrimination claims may seek resolutions other than damages and calls for changes to guidance on how funding is granted

17 June, 2019

17 June, 2019

Bill to extend entitlement to parental leave receives first reading in the Commons

Parents of babies born prematurely or requiring neonatal care would be covered under proposed reforms

17 June, 2019

17 June, 2019