British professionals in EU fear losing right to practise after Brexit

___   Select committee hears from doctors, lawyers and UK HR directors; ONS stats suggest employment growth is slowing British medical and legal professionals living in EU countries fear they may no longer have the right to practise law, medicine or other disciplines if the government does not rapidly agree a post-Brexit deal. A House… Continue reading

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What’s in store for employment law in 2017?

__   Brexit and the gig economy are expected to continue the dominate the employment law headlines this year – but other important legal changes are also on the horizon, writes Emma O’Leary Brexit Everyone will be affected when Britain leaves the EU, but we can expect it to be ‘business as usual’ for quite some… Continue reading

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Government promises crackdown on ‘unscrupulous’ employers that fail to pay minimum wage

__   But reports suggest no companies ‘named and shamed’ over low pay since 2013 have faced criminal challenges Employers that pay staff less than the minimum wage could soon face tougher penalties, as a new government role has been created to lead the crackdown on rogue businesses. Sir David Metcalf, the newly appointed labour… Continue reading

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What employers should be looking out for in 2017

__   New regulations and cases to watch It seems rash to make firm predictions after the events of last year, although employment law change seems more likely to be a case of ‘steady as she goes’ than ‘full steam ahead’ in 2017. Nevertheless, organisations should be prepared for several important legislative and case law… Continue reading

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Firms ask employees to ‘do more’ to counter escalating wage costs

__   ‘Pay rises don’t come for free’ says analyst, as report finds employers have raised productivity and prices in response to increased national living wage Employers in low-paying sectors, such as retail, cleaning and hospitality, have found alternative ways to manage the increased cost of the national living wage (NLW), a new report by… Continue reading

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