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26 February, 2024

Government urged to reconsider its plans to reintroduce employment tribunal fees

Unions, lawyers and rights groups warn that change will deter many from lodging claims and give a green light to bad employers to exploit workers

26 February, 2024

22 February, 2024

Equality and Human Rights Commission reminds employers of their legal obligations to protect women experiencing menopause in the workplace

New guidance confirms that disability discrimination claims can be brought against employers if they do not comply with their Equality Act 2010 duties

21 February, 2024

One in eight employees in the UK were paid less than the real living wage in April 2023

New research from the Living Wage Foundation also finds that jobs held by women accounted for almost 60 per cent of the 3.7 million below living wage jobs

20 February, 2024

Government publishes updated draft statutory code of practice on ‘fire and rehire’ tactics

Subject to parliamentary approval, employment tribunals will have the power to apply an uplift of up to 25 percent of an employee’s compensation if an employer unreasonably fails to comply with the code

16 February, 2024

Government launches second consultation on draft regulations that ensure seafarers operating in UK waters receive pay equivalent to at least the national minimum wage

Views sought on matters including the rate of the equivalent NMW for the remuneration of seafarers for their work in the UK

15 February, 2024

6 February, 2024

Anti-discrimination provisions in Labour Party’s proposed Race Equality Act would be a welcome step forward to strengthen workers’ rights to equal pay, says TUC

Proposed changes outlined by Shadow Secretary of State would extend full equal pay rights to Black, Asian and ethnic minority workers for the first time and help 'root out racial inequalities wherever they exist'

30 January, 2024

‘British think tanker’ announced as new chair of the Low Pay Commission

Former Chief Executive of the Legatum Institute and co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice will ensure the Commission continues its vital work on pay for our lowest paid workers, says Business Minister

29 January, 2024

MoJ launches consultation on reintroducing fees in the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal

Having given 'careful' consideration to the Supreme Court's 2017 ruling in UNISON, that found that its previous approach to fees was unlawful, government proposes a flat rate £55 fee for issuing claims and bringing appeals

29 January, 2024

PCS union launches judicial review to challenge government’s new anti-strike laws

Union argues that minimum service level regulations contravene the right to strike enshrined in Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights

29 January, 2024

29 January, 2024

Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Bereavement) Bill receives its second reading in the House of Commons

Private Members' Bill makes provision for shared leave and pay to be a day-one employment right where the mother of the child has died

25 January, 2024

25 January, 2024

24 January, 2024

15 January, 2024

Scottish Government urges UK Government to extend statutory parental leave to include kinship carers

Minister for Children says change would mean that kinship carers would no longer remain entirely dependent on the good will of employers to get paid time off work to help the children they care for

5 January, 2024

Case management error has resulted in number of outstanding cases in the Employment Tribunals being overstated

Tribunal President highlights that data cleanse has identified that large number of cases were not closed down properly on their conclusion