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The pay gap: a need for race reporting too?

The introduction of gender pay gap reporting regulations has seen the BBC thrown into the spotlight since considerable gaps between male and female earnings were revealed. Published in the BBC’s Annual Report and Accounts, the statistics re...


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Employers obliged to consult unions, rules Court of Appeal

A Court of Appeal ruling has ordered that, for the first time, employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members. Until now, unions only had the right to be consulted where the law required thi...


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Voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

Voluntary overtime should be treated in the same way as other forms of paid overtime and must be included in the first four weeks of workers’ holiday pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. This decision is extremely important ...


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ET fees ruled unlawful

In a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court, fees for those bringing Employment Tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the Government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants who have had been charged to take their case to court...


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Pensions Regulator prosecutes for failure to provide information

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a report on its first criminal prosecutions for failing to provide information requested as part of ongoing investigations. The regulatory intervention report outlines two separate successful a...


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Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill introduced

For the first time, parents who are employed and have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law being supported by the Government and introduced to Parliament on 19 July. The Government expects emp...