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  • Six findings from the national living wage review

    Date:
    23 June 2022

    The Low Pay Commission's review of the national living wage found it has reduced regional pay inequality and contributed to narrowing gender and ethnicity pay gaps, but it has not led to higher incomes and or any measurable increase in productivity.

  • April 2022 employment law changes: Six tasks for HR

    Date:
    14 March 2022

    HR professionals must ensure that their organisation is on top of the raft of employment law developments in April 2022. These changes include rises in national minimum wage rates, gender pay gap reporting deadlines, increases to statutory redundancy pay and maternity pay, and the end of HMRC's IR35 enforcement "grace period".

  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2021

    Date:
    8 December 2021

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, HR professionals have had their fair share of employment law rulings to keep track of in 2021. We count down the 10 most important judgments of the year that every employer should know about.

  • Employment law in 2022: Eight action points for HR

    Date:
    3 December 2021

    As well as continuing to deal with workplace issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there will be many other important employment law developments for HR to grapple with in 2022. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the coming year?

  • Unpaid work trials: Legitimate recruitment practice or exploitation?

    Date:
    18 August 2021

    Most employers recognise that recruitment is far from an exact science. A candidate might interview well, but how do we know that they can fulfil the role? Alan Lewis, partner with Constantine Law, examines the grey area of work trials and their interpretation under national minimum wage rules.

  • April 2021 employment law changes: Five things for HR to do

    Date:
    9 March 2021

    While continuing to deal with the impact of coronavirus, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the usual raft of April employment law changes. In April 2021, these changes include the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector, a tweak to the national minimum wage age bands, and increases to statutory redundancy pay and statutory maternity pay.

  • Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

    Date:
    11 November 2020

    2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it's now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year. We look at what HR can do to prepare for 2021.

  • Sleeping care worker only "available" for work and not actually working for minimum wage purposes

    Date:
    24 July 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a care worker required to sleep on the employer's premises was simply "available" for work rather than actually working, and therefore caught by the sleepover exemption in the minimum wage legislation.

  • Executive pay ratio reporting: Six issues for employers to consider now

    Date:
    17 July 2018

    On 1 January 2019, legislation comes into force requiring UK quoted companies with more than 250 employees to publish the pay ratio between their CEO and "average" employees. Jo Faragher investigates the issues related to mandatory executive pay ratio reports that employers should be thinking about now.

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