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...

Top 10 HR questions August 2015: Fit for work

The Fit for Work service is now up and running for GP referrals, so employers need to be prepared for...

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Gender pay gap reporting: how to prepare for the regulations

Will David Cameron’s call for compulsory gender pay gap (GPG) reporting lead to pay parity for this generation? John Charlton ...

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Heat-of-the-moment dismissals: were these employees sacked or did they resign?

What happens if a manager or small business owner gets into an argument with an employee, and ends up saying...


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...

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