UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated code of practice which sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working. The code of practice also sets out the factors that the Home Office takes into account when determining the amount of any penalty issued.
17 February 2019
In Asda v Brierley and ors the Court of Appeal has upheld the decisions of the ET and EAT that in a claim of equal pay for work of equal value, Asda supermarket employees, mainly women, can compare their work with distribution workers based at depots, who are mostly men, and who are paid more.
16 February 2019
The first is the multiple convictions rule, which does not achieve its purpose of indicating tendency to crime as it applies irrespective of the nature, similarity, number or time intervals of offences. The second concerns warnings and reprimands for younger offenders.
14 February 2019
To understand in detail how age discrimination can happen in the workplace, how to prevent it, and how different treatment because of age can be allowed in certain situations, Acas have published three further documents: Guide - Age discrimination key points for the workplace.
12 February 2019
Under Regulation 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999, before making a woman on ordinary or additional maternity leave redundant, employers have an obligation to offer her a suitable alternative vacancy, where one exists, giving the woman priority over other employees at risk of redundancy.
9 February 2019
Acas have issued a timely reminder about its guidance for employers on workplace issues over winter months together with specific advice on travel disruption and bad weather. The former includes top tips on winter colds and flu which can lead to an increase in workers calling in sick.
8 February 2019
UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated checklist explaining the types of documents that are acceptable for checking an employee’s right to work and how long the check is valid for. The Employers' Right to Work Checklist covers the steps required to conduct a physical document check.
7 February 2019
Stonewall has named the top employers for LGBT people in 2019 compiled from the Workplace Equality Index which enables employers to measure, verify and improve their inclusion practice. Organisations that enter the Index submit evidence detailing their LGBT practice across ten areas.
31 January 2019
Fictitious applications were made to nearly 3,200 real jobs, randomly varying applicants’ minority background, but holding their skills, qualifications and work experience constant. On average, 24% of applicants from the majority group (white people of British origin) received a positive response from employers.
30 January 2019
The Equalities Office has published a report setting out the results of 2018 research involving 900 organisations shortly after the deadline for employers to publish their first set of Gender Pay Gap (GPG) data. 82% felt they had a good understanding of what the GPG is and how it is calculated.
29 January 2019