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A ground-breaking report on the future of work has highlighted the dramatic changes the UK’s workers can expect to see in the next two decades.

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Minimum wage reform needed

Posted by on in Minimum Wage

The current minimum wage system is no longer fit for purpose and needs reform if it is to repeat the successes of its first 15 years.

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Regulations outlining how Early Conciliation will work when the service is launched in April have been finalised, laid in Parliament and published.

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As many as 960,000 employees were on sick leave for a month or more each year on average between October 2010 and September 2013. These startling figures were revealed by the UK Government, as it prepares to launch a new Health and Work Service to combat the problem.

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TUPE changes are now in force

Posted by on in Employee Law

Changes to the process of transferring business ownership came into force on 31st January 2014.

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Workplace expert Acas has published the responses to its consultation on a new Code of Practice and guidance on flexible working.

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Women on FTSE 100 Boards

Posted by on in Sex Discrimination

The latest figures from Professional Boards Forum BoardWatch show new psychological milestones have been reached in the percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards.

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall, has launched a national campaign to tackle homophobia in Britain’s workplaces.

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The Government has launched a consultation over new proposals that seek to ban companies from imposing exclusivity on zero hours contracts that offer no guarantee of work and stop employees from working for another company.

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling that an employer cannot 'simply rubber stamp' an opinion provided by occupational health advisors and must make its own judgment as to whether an employee is disabled.

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Managers are too stressed themselves to notice that their team members aren’t coping, according to a new study from Bupa.

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Almost three-quarters of Britain’s workers who were on low pay in 2002 failed to escape from it over the course of the following decade, according to a comprehensive study of who is able to get on in life by moving up the earnings scale.

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Businesses with good employment relations practices fared better during the recession, according to a survey of British workplaces that was co-sponsored by Acas.

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Top earners' wages growing faster

Posted by on in Employment Law

Scotland’s top one per cent of income earners - about 25,000 people - have increased their wages and total income at a greater rate than the rest of the nation’s workers in the past decade, according to a new report funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Partnership working is needed to tackle the barriers too many woman still face in being appointed to serve on public boards, said Equalities Minister Shona Robison at the Scottish Government’s summit ‘Women On Board: Quality through Diversity’.

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to undertake a new comprehensive research project into the scale of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace.

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Britain’s growing minimum wage workforce includes 320,000 people who have been trapped on the lowest rung of the pay ladder for five years or more, according to a new report from the Resolution Foundation.

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Over 2,000 more disabled people got the support they needed to get or keep their job, compared with this time last year, recent official figures have shown.

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The number of employers making changes to working patterns in a positive move to try and reduce long-term absence levels has increased by 20% in the last year alone, according to figures released by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.

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Low-paid prudent savers could have to raid their savings to take their employer to an employment tribunal, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) leader John Hannett.

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