Employment law changes October 2015: New smoking laws will affect company cars

Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist

Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2015 is certainly no different. While the Government’s proposals to toughen the...

One-third of women to benefit from national living wage

Almost one-third (29%) of female workers will receive a pay rise as a result of the new national living wage...


Strike reforms: Turnout thresholds are the least of the unions’ problems

Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the Trade Union Bill and explains why, as currently drafted, the Bill places more restrictions...

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to abolish employment tribunal fees in Scotland. Photo: Alan Simpson/REX

Scottish Government pledges to scrap employment tribunal fees

The Scottish Government has announced plans to scrap employment tribunal fees under powers set to be transferred from Westminster.


Use of zero hours contracts jumps by one-fifth

The number of zero hours contracts used by employers has risen by one-fifth, according to the Office for National Statistics...


Oliver Bonas becomes first high street Living Wage retailer

Fashion and jewellery retailer Oliver Bonas has announced that it will pay its staff the Living Wage from today.

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Restaurant tipping practices to be investigated

Business secretary Sajid Javid has launched an investigation into the abuse of restaurant tipping, following media reports of hospitality employers...

The NHS trust failed to make reasonable adjustments for an employee having cancer treatment

Disability discrimination: NHS discriminated against worker with cancer

An NHS trust discriminated against an employee with cancer who attended a competitive interview during a redeployment exercise, an employment...


How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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Getting results from recruitment analytics (webinar)

Tuesday 1 October, 2:00pm: Register now for our webinar exploring the challenges of incorporating analytics into your talent attraction strategy...

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