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
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
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 an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Opposition leader Ed Miliband has unveiled plans that would give millions of workers a "living wage" of at least £7.45 should Labour win the next election.
In a speech to start Living Wage Week, the promise is a key part of Miliband's One Nation vis More...05 November 2012 16:44
The Low Pay Commission has launched its 2013 consultation seeking views on the national minimum wage.
As well as taking views on the level at which the minimum wage should be set from October 2013, the commission has been asked by the Government to More...26 June 2012 15:33
The national minimum wage for apprentices should be increased to £5.00 an hour, say employers.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) latest Labour Market Outlook survey, which found that employers, o More...14 May 2012 16:38
The Government has announced that the national minimum wage for young workers will be frozen when the new adult rates come into force later this year. The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to keep the minimum More...19 March 2012 11:43
Wray v JW Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd FACTS Ms Wray was a temporary pub manager who was provided with free accommodation and, as a term of her employment, was required to sleep in that accommodation every night as a security and preventative meas More...12 October 2011 14:20
1 October 2011 sees the introduction of some key changes to employment law that organisations of all sizes need to be aware of. Read our guide to the changes and explore further information to help ensure that you are fully up to spe More...30 September 2011 12:32
The Pay Your Interns campaign, led by graduate advice site Graduate Fog, will draw attention to large companies that take advantage of graduates' desperation to gain experience by hiring them as interns and not paying them properly. More...13 September 2011 13:42
On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its "cashback for interns" campaign when an intern, Keri Hudson, who had worked for TPG Web Publishing's My Village for around two months, was awarded £1,024 More...14 June 2011 16:25
The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's (LPC) recommendations for an increase in national minimum wage rates. The adult minimum wage rate will increase by 15p to £6.08 an hour, a rise of 2.5%, which bucks the trend for current salary increa More...07 April 2011 13:29
Employers who deliberately flout the national minimum wage law will be named and shamed in press notices, as well as being prosecuted. The Government announced the scheme in October and it came into effect alongside amendments to how travel expenses More...13 January 2011 15:24
Schemes that operate at the moment allow part of employees’ pay, which would normally be subject to tax and NIC, to be replaced with expenses payments for travel The amendment means that expenses for travel to a temporary workplace and related subsiste More...22 December 2010 14:45
The TUC will tell the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to recommend raising the adult national minimum wage next year by 21p to £6.14 an hour when the two organisations meet on 1 November.
The TUC will tell the LPC, which advises the Government on the minim More...29 October 2010 00:01
Regulations governing employers' obligations in regards to the national minimum wage change on 1 October 2010, as well as the rates to be paid.
As reported by Personnel Today , the age from which the principal rate becomes payable is amen More...29 September 2010 12:14
Pay awards in the retail sector have tumbled to a median of just 1.2%, research published today has revealed.
The figure is down significantly from the 3% rise recorded in May 2009, the XpertHR research of 109 pay awards covering 1.3 million empl More...20 August 2010 00:01
Employers are "almost certainly" breaking the law with unpaid internships, according to a new report.
Unpaid internships are common in sectors such as politics, media and the fashion industry. But the report from the thinktank Institute for Public P More...02 August 2010 09:06
The age at which workers become eligible for the full national minimum wage (NMW) rate will drop to 21 this year - a move that will cost employers nearly £50 million.
The Government has published the latest NMW Regulations which state that&n More...30 July 2010 17:39
Thirteen room attendants working at a five-star London hotel have won back pay and damages after it emerged they were being paid below minimum wage.
Last July, a BBC investigation revealed how contract cleaning company Hotelcare was breaking the l More...25 June 2010 08:58