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‘Off-payroll’ rules for private sector delayed, but still protested

IR35 rules governing ‘off-payroll’ working will now be extended to the private sector from April 2020, the chancellor announced in his budget, which will affect businesses in how they pay contractors and freelance workers. The IR35 re...


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PM tackles barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May – exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of differe...


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Gender pay gap determines women’s choice of employer

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for a job, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals. The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the ge...


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UK first: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law  (13 September) as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieves Royal Assent. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tr...


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Consultation launched into how employment law disputes are decided

The jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals, and the areas where they share jurisdiction with the civil courts to hear employment and discrimination claims, are being independently reviewed in a consultation paper. The Law Commission – an inde...


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Ban salary secrecy, says Young Women’s Trust

Employers should stop asking job applicants how much they earn and include salary details in adverts to help close the gender pay gap, says Young Women’s Trust, a charity that supports young women on low or no pay. The charity commissioned ...