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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

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

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

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

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

13 June, 2019

Number of Employment Tribunal claims increases for third consecutive quarter

Ministry of Justice says increase is most likely due to continued effect of abolition of fees on 26 July 2017

12 June, 2019

Living Hours Campaign launched to tackle widespread insecurity over working hours

Living Wage Foundation calls for the right to a contract with living hours and four weeks notice of shifts

11 June, 2019

MPs condemn use of non-disclosure agreements to cover up allegations of unlawful discrimination

Noting that some organisations now routinely settle employment disputes without the use of NDAs, Committee puts forward recommendations to ensure more follow suit

5 June, 2019

Government confirms that it is reviewing national minimum wage naming scheme and that scheme has been suspended for duration of review

Minister also tells House of Commons that review will be concluded 'in coming weeks' and that any changes will be communicated through enforcement policy documents

30 May, 2019

Proportion of people paid below the Real Living Wage has not fallen despite increases in National Living Wage

Analysis from the Resolution Foundation concludes that there is room for minimum wage to be set higher than current wage floor

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7 May, 2019