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Court of Appeal rules ASDA store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in pay claims

The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling that ASDA store staff can compare their roles with those in the supermarket giant’s distribution centres in legal claims over equal pay, law firm Leigh Day has reported. The judgment is a major step...


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Government need to address barriers to apprenticeship levy

Employers want greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy funds, with the current ‘one-size fits all’ approach limiting uptake and investment, according to new research by City & Guilds Group. Ahead of the...


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Government and employers unite to kick-start flexible working

The Flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, has launched a campaign to increase the uptake of flexible working. Members of the task force are collectively using their ...


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Differences in reporting on ethnicity pay must be recognised to repeat gender pay success

Unless key differences with gender pay issues are recognised, there is a “significant risk” that reporting ethnicity pay levels could be “counterproductive”, according to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) in its re...


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Largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights

The government has announced its biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years, with ambitious reforms to ensure the UK leads the world in meeting the challenges of the changing world of work. The package of new legislation and measures,...


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Government announces new Code of Practice to tackle sexual harassment at work

The Government will introduce a new Code of Practice so employers better understand their legal responsibilities to protect their staff as part of a package of commitments to tackle sexual harassment at work. Responding to the Women and Equalitie...