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Asda equal pay claim reaches Court of Appeal

Asda equal pay claim reaches Court of Appeal

A three-day hearing at the Court of Appeal has begun after Asda rejected the ruling which found that its shop and warehouse staff carry out comparable jobs and should be paid equally.

Huge rise in employment tribunal claims

Huge rise in employment tribunal claims

The number of employment tribunal (ET) claims has more than doubled – up 165 per cent – to 10,996 in the current quarter and can be largely attributed to the abolition of ET fees in July 2017.

Financial insecurity fuels mental ill-health

Financial insecurity fuels mental ill-health

Employees are struggling to deal with the demands and insecurities of the workplace, while wider financial insecurity is contributing to poor mental health.

Salary sacrifice guidance amended to reflect CCV changes

Salary sacrifice guidance amended to reflect CCV changes

HMRC has updated its salary sacrifice for employers guidance to clarify the changes around childcare vouchers (CCVs). 

Itemised payslips on the horizon

Itemised payslips on the horizon

Employers have been reminded of the new payslip rules that come into force from 6 April 2019.

Amazon raises wages for more than 17,000 UK employees

Amazon raises wages for more than 17,000 UK employees

Retail giant Amazon has announced that it is increasing its minimum wage to £10.50 an hour for the London area and £9.50 for the rest of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired through agencies) and seasonal workers – effective from 1 November.

Parental pay transparency

Parental pay transparency

Employers with more than 250 staff may be required to publish their parental leave and pay policies.

Budget 2018 date confirmed

Budget 2018 date confirmed

The government will publish its next Budget on Monday 29 October.

New rules on tipping announced

New rules on tipping announced

Workers who receive tips will be entitled to keep the full amount under planned legislation.

Apprenticeship Levy reforms to bring greater flexibility

Apprenticeship Levy reforms to bring greater flexibility

A package of reforms to the Apprenticeship Levy has been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Conservative Party conference.

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