The surprising strength of private-sector jobs growth has deflected attention away from what's been happening to those in the public sector, says John Philpott, former chief economic adviser at the CIPD and director of independent research organisation More...15 April 2013 15:28
Employment minister Jo Swinson has referred 100 employers accused of flouting national minimum wage legislation - by hiring "free interns" - to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Campaign group Intern Aware, which described unpaid internships as More...15 April 2013 12:22
The national minimum wage will increase by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p an hour to £5.03 for 18- to 20-year-olds, the Government has announced.
The increases, which will come into force in October, follow recommendations by the Low Pay More...15 April 2013 12:03
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
The likelihood of a referendum on whether the UK says "au revoir" to the EU has risen since the Prime Minister said there would be one should he lead a majority government in the next Parliament. John Charlton looks at how this might affect employment l More...08 April 2013 00:01
The Court of Appeal has ruled that Haringey Council's decision to start a second set of disciplinary proceedings against social workers involved in the Baby P case did not make their dismissals unfair.
Prior to the trial of the mother of Peter Conne More...04 April 2013 09:50
The UK jobs market grew further in March, continuing the upward trend seen throughout the rest of the first quarter, and resulting in 9% more job opportunities compared with the final three months of 2012.
This is according to the latest UK jobs dat More...02 April 2013 16:07
An employment lawyer has criticised plans - under which immigrants would be required to pay a deposit upon entering the UK to introduce a security bonds system - designed to reduce the risk of entrants staying in the UK illegally.
Last week, De More...25 March 2013 11:56
The House of Lords last night rejected government proposals for the so-called "rights for shares" scheme, under which employees would be able to sacrifice certain employment rights for shares in their organisation.
The proposal was put to the Lords More...21 March 2013 12:02
The Chancellor, George Osborne, might have chosen a better day to deliver his fourth Budget statement to Parliament. For months now, each set of official labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown falling unemployment. More...21 March 2013 09:22
George Osborne's Budget for "an aspirational nation" has set out important changes for UK employers. The Chancellor today announced that, from April 2014, the first £2,000 will be taken off employers' national insurance bills. It is intended t More...20 March 2013 16:16
Compromise agreements in the NHS must clearly state that individuals are not prevented from whistleblowing, the Government has confirmed.
As highlighted in Personnel Today's report last week, gagging clauses are already banned under s.43J of the Em More...20 March 2013 15:38
The new Government scheme for childcare payments has attracted plaudits for its wholescale nature but drawn criticism due to the fact that its limited introduction won't be for another two years.
The new childcare plan, announced by the Treasury tod More...19 March 2013 16:58
The latest Budget will close a loophole that currently allows businesses to use offshore payroll schemes to dodge £100 million annually in National Insurance payments and denies employee rights such as statutory sick pay and maternity leave.
The dec More...19 March 2013 14:07
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to analyse aspects of regulation that affect the employment relationship. The report, "Employment law 2013: More...15 March 2013 14:42
Employers will be able to design their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
One of the key findings of the Richard Review was that many employers hesitate to employ apprentices bec More...14 March 2013 11:04
The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) exists to promote the best HR practices across the public sector. Martin Rayson, PPMA president, explains the current issues affecting the public sector during these times of economic restraint. More...06 March 2013 10:52
A Government-commissioned "progress report" on how it is doing on health and safety reform has argued that it is making rapid progress in cutting red tape and tackling "over-zealous application of health and safety" regulation.
Two reports were publ More...06 March 2013 00:01
The House of Lords has voted to add "caste" to the definition of "race" in the Equality Act, but the Government has decided against any change to legislation preferring to implement an education programme.
The Government Equalities Office has commi More...05 March 2013 14:43