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Is it legal to hire someone who is homeless?

A recent YouGov survey has highlighted that 40% of employers believe it is illegal to employ someone who is homeless. Nearly one in five employers (17%) say that hiring a homeless person would have a negative impact on their existing employees, de...


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Dress codes – ten years of the Equality Act

This year marks ten years of the Equality Act, created to address all forms of discrimination and inequality – including sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, race and age – under one piece of legislation. Since its creation,...


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More name and shame rounds for employers who fail to pay minimum wage

Businesses that fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage will continue to be publicly named by the government, following a review of the naming scheme. The scheme will resume calling out businesses failing to pa...


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No entry for migrants unless they earn enough ‘points’

EU migrants will need to earn at least £23,000 before they can enter the UK for work, as well as speak English, under plans agreed by the new Cabinet for a points-based immigration system. The system is aimed at reducing the number of low-sk...


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First ever LGBT apprenticeships guide launched

Unionlearn, the learning and skills organisation of the TUC, has launched the first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusive guide to apprenticeships. The new guide, published during LGBT History Month and National Apprenticeship We...


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Coronavirus: an employer’s duty to protect

The government has announced that coronavirus is a ‘serious and imminent threat' to the British public, as the confirmed number cases in the UK rises to eight. The global number of coronavirus-related deaths has reached 910. To what extent ...