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26 March, 2020 Open access

President of Employment Appeal Tribunal sets out measures to be followed during coronavirus outbreak

Hearings listed up to 15 April 2020 are postponed and, when resumed, will be conducted by telephone, Skype or other video link

26 March, 2020

25 March, 2020

24 March, 2020 Open access

Requirement on employers to report gender pay gap data suspended due to coronavirus outbreak

Joint decision to suspend reporting deadline for 2019/2020 taken by Government Equalities Office and Equality and Human Rights Commission

20 March, 2020 Open access

Employment Tribunal in-person hearings will be converted to case management hearings by phone or other electronic means from 23 March 2020

Message from Employment Tribunal Presidents advises that hearings will generally still take place on the first day allocated for the hearing

18 March, 2020 Open access

Employment Tribunal Presidents issue joint Practice Direction on conduct of tribunals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

New guidance encourages use of electronic communication to conduct hearings of all kinds

18 March, 2020 Open access

Government to ‘urgently develop’ new forms of employment support in response to coronavirus outbreak

In the coming days, I will go much further to support people’s financial security, says Chancellor

17 March, 2020

Government launches consultation on in-work entitlement to a week of unpaid carer’s leave each year

Views are invited on issues including the circumstances that the new leave entitlement might cover and what the process for taking leave might be

16 March, 2020

Government confirms it will legislate for Statutory Neonatal Leave and Pay in the forthcoming Employment Bill

Qualifying parents will be afforded the same employment rights and protections as parents taking other relevant family-related leave

13 March, 2020

Consultation launched on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to apply from 2021

Low Pay Commission particularly interested in views on affordability of raising National Living Wage rate to £9.21 from April 2021

12 March, 2020

Employment Tribunal receipts, disposals and outstanding caseload have all increased by a fifth or more compared to same period in previous year

MoJ says increase in receipts is most likely due to the continued effect of the abolition of ET fees on 26 July 2017

11 March, 2020

Government confirms plans for new entitlement to neonatal leave and pay, and to consult on a new ‘in-work entitlement’ for employees with unpaid caring responsibilities

Budget 2020 also confirms that government is to consider how to provide 'appropriate support' to self-employed parents as part of its wider review of parental pay and leave

10 March, 2020

5 March, 2020

Judge Barry Clarke appointed President of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales

Lord Chancellor's appointment will be effective from 11 May 2020

4 March, 2020

19 February, 2020 Open access

Acas publishes new guidance on handling coronavirus at work

Advice includes how to deal with staff in quarantine, as well as those who do not want to come into work due to fears over catching the virus

19 February, 2020

More than 1,000 penalties issued as part of Minimum Wage enforcement during 2018/2019

Update from government also highlights its 'Promote, Prevent and Respond' strategy to promote compliance

11 February, 2020

Government increases arrears threshold for naming employers who break national minimum wage rules from £100 to £500

Review of Naming Scheme also provides for rule changes and increased support to help employers comply with NMW legislation