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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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Shared parental leave requests on the increase

The number of employees who say they would expect to take shared parental leave if they have children in the future has increased to almost two-fifths, according to new research carried out by YouGov for law firm Winckworth Sherwood, suggesting th...


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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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First global standard on fire safety seeks views

The International Fire Safety Standards Coalition – a group of professional and not-for-profit organisations responsible for researching, developing, publicising and implementing IFSS globally for the construction and real-estate sector...


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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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Spot checks on large employers to protect pension savers

Compliance spot checks are being carried out by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on some of the UK’s largest employers to ensure thousands of staff continue to receive the pensions they are due. TPR is inspecting a number of large employers who...