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Employers who flout their automatic enrolment pension duties are being targeted with short-notice inspections by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). TPR is using data to pinpoint specific employers across the UK who are suspected of breaking the law, inclu... Read More

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a new "Be Data Aware" campaign to help people understand how organisations might be using their personal data to target them online and why, and how people can control who is targ... Read More

A new report from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has found that the number of workers paid less than the statutory minimum wage in the UK increased in 2018. In April 2018, 439,000 workers were paid less than the hourly minimum wage rate they were entit... Read More

Acas has published new general guidance to assist employers and employees in understanding the impact that Brexit may have in their workplace and it gives advice regarding the steps they may want to take before the UK leaves the EU.  It advises... Read More

The government has published new guidance which confirms that, once the UK leaves the EU and whether this is with a deal or not, there will be no change to the way EU, EEA and Swiss citizens prove their right to work until 1 January 2021. Irish citiz... Read More

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will increase from 1 April 2019. The NLW for workers aged 25 or over will increase to £8.21 per hour, the NMW standard rate for workers aged 21 to 24 will increase to £7.70 per hou... Read More

There are special rules that need to be taken into account if you employ an au pair in your home. This is because au pairs are not usually considered as workers or employees and are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage or paid holidays. An au p... Read More

The government has launched its first holiday pay advertising campaign aimed at encouraging workers to understand their rights and employers to understand their legal obligations in relation to holiday pay. It estimates that, in the UK, 1.8 million w... Read More

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019 has been laid before Parliament and will come into force from 6 April 2019. The Order increases the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals and to other amounts payable under emp... Read More

The government has launched a consultation seeking views on new proposals to extend redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents.As the law currently stands, employees who are placed at risk of redundancy when they are absent on maternity... Read More

Following the recent publication of its “Good Work Plan”, the government has now laid before Parliament three statutory instruments to implement certain aspects of that Plan. The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amend... Read More

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published updated security guidance on encryption and on passwords in online services under the GDPR.The GDPR requires data controllers to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to... Read More