With the national minimum wage (NMW) set to rise on Monday to £6.19 for workers aged 21 and over and to £2.65 an hour for apprentices, news was announced earlier this month that the first employer has been ‘named and shamed’ for paying too little.
Last week the Ministry of Justice published its report on employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) statistics for the year April 1 2011 to March 31 2012, including details of compensation awards for successful unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
According to trade organisation the Publishers’ Association (PA), e-book sales are soaring in part due to the UK’s “robust and flexible copyright framework,” with the value of digital fiction sales in the first half of this year up 188 percent on the same period in 2011.
According to a YouGov survey commissioned by a recruitment company, many employers feel burdened by red tape and struggle to keep abreast of new regulations, which must come as a blow to the Government as it tries to maintain its red tape challenge.
A recent survey by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed that whilst schools are aware of data protection obligations, very few are acting on them, with as many as one in five schools admitting to having insecure email systems.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has put forward proposals for consultation that would make it easier for employers to fire workers, such a capping how much employees can claim for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals and bringing in settlement agreements, whereby staff and bosses can agree on staff leaving without being able to go to a… Read more