Costa Coffee stirs up trouble over training

21 August 2019

Last year a tribunal ruled that Costa Coffee had unlawfully withheld wages from a trainee barista (Daniel Gyori v Goldex Investments (Essex) Limited T/a Costa Coffee).

Implausible pay gaps come under scrutiny

20 August 2019

After the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) chased up late reporters, it has been able to confirm that over 10,500 organisations in Britain with 250 or more employees successfully reported their gender pay gap for 2019.

Equality Act must be enforced properly

19 August 2019

The role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in enforcing the Equality Act 2010 has come under close scrutiny by Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee .

London wants its own fast-track immigration system

19 August 2019

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has given his backing to London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) immigration policy proposals which would see the capital working on a different basis to the rest of the country.

Jobs as secure as they were 20 years ago

19 August 2019

While it agrees that employment insecurity affects many people, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) argues that its latest research shows that, overall, work in the UK is as secure as it was two decades ago.

What can employers do to promote wellbeing?

14 August 2019

In future years, employers might have to comply with legislation on wellbeing that could be compared to the health and safety legislation which they need to comply with today.

Every council to have a designated Brexit lead

14 August 2019

Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has committed £20 million for councils across England to prepare for delivering Brexit on 31 October 2019, arguing that they must step up vital preparations.

Workplace rights after Brexit

14 August 2019

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a short guide to how rights in the workplace could be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Millions missing out on statutory paid leave

12 August 2019

With over a million workers getting no paid leave at all, and nearly two million not getting the minimum entitlement they are due, the TUC wants HMRC to be granted new powers to clamp down on employers who deny staff their statutory holidays.

Employers need help to be ready for no deal

9 August 2019

After months of being told that it was the least likely option, businesses have in recent days been faced with ever more urgent warnings that, in the words of Michael Gove (who is now in charge of preparations), a no-deal Brexit is now a very real prospect.