Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

There is a busy time ahead and much for employers to be getting their heads around in the coming months. Aside from Brexit concerns and what this will mean for businesses in the medium to long term, there are also many changes that employers will need to gear up for. Click here for a checklist of the key changes for employment specialists, all linked to more detailed and useful notes on the significant changes.

Click here for a  note on the apprenticeship levy, the new regulations governing when an apprenticeship can be called an apprenticeship, and public sector apprenticeship targets, all of which come into effect in April 2017.

Schona Jolly QC of Cloisters considers the CJEU decisions in two recent cases concerning religious dress codes in the work place and how, potentially, they throw more obstacles in the way of minority communities and leave employers, particularly in the UK, unclear about their obligations.

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Click here for a short note on the regulations which will require relevant public sector employers to publish, on an annual basis, a range of data in relation to their usage and spend on trade union facility time.

Click here for a note on the Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 which, from 6 April 2017, introduce a levy known as a skills charge for sponsoring employers, includes links to the new immigration rules.

Click here for note on the measures which move responsibility for deciding if the off-payroll rules for engagements in the public sector apply from an individual worker’s PSC to the public sector body, agency or third party paying them. The provisions apply to contracts entered into, or payments made, on or after 6 April 2017

Click here for note summarising the increases to the national minimum wage and the national living wage (which take effect from 1st April) and the increases in statutory limits such as the cap on a week’s pay for certain statutory payments (which take effect for actions on or post 6 April 2017).

Click here for a note which considers the key requirements and analyses the key terms used in The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 and The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017.


Click here for the End of February 2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including the Trade Union Act provisions coming into force on 1st March, the increase in statutory limits from April , the outcome of the MoJ post implementation review of ET/EAT fees and the latest in the Taylor Review, as well as professional case summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG have published an artilce comparing key areas of the labour laws of Canada and  the UK,

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