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New guidance to prevent pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

New guidance to help employers create supportive workplaces for women during pregnancy and maternity leave has been published by ACAS. The employee relations and employment law advisor received more than 14,000 calls last year about pregnancy and...


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Countrywide crackdown continues – more companies disqualified for employing illegal workers

The directors of restaurants in Antrim, Glasgow, Bognor Regis and Newport, South Wales are amongst the latest company directors to receive lengthy bans for employing illegal workers. In all, 20 directors in 16 separate businesses across the ...


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Committees publish Bill to end exploitation in the gig economy

The Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees have published a joint report and draft Bill to close the loopholes that allow companies to use bogus ‘self-employment’ status as a route to cheap labour and...


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Commission steps up efforts to tackle the gender pay gap

The European Commission is adopting an action plan to tackle the gender pay gap from all possible angles. This action plan presents ongoing and upcoming measures taken by the Commission to combat the gender pay gap in 2018-19, and includes a broad...


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Applications open for Employment Tribunal fee refunds

All those eligible for Employment Tribunal fee refunds can now apply, following a successful implementation phase of the new refund scheme. The refund scheme comes after Ministers committed to reimbursing those who had paid Employment Tribun...


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Pensions Regulator brings first prosecution for failure to provide workplace pension

In the first case of its kind, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has prosecuted a bus company and its Managing Director for avoiding giving their staff workplace pensions. Stotts Tours (Oldham) and Alan Stott pleaded guilty to a total of 16 offences o...