Workers in businesses with more than 250 employees have had the legal right to request time off to carry out relevant training since April 6 2010. The right is now being reviewed as part of the Government’s aim of reducing the regulatory burden on business. To feed into this review, the Government has published a [...]

The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2010 SI 2010/1901 have been published and will raise the principal rate of the national minimum wage from £5.80 to £5.93 per hour from 1 October this year. In a noteworthy change, the age from which the principal rate becomes payable falls from 22 to 21. Workers [...]

The Government has announced details of that it will remove the default retirement age of 65 permitted by the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. It proposes to begin phasing out the DRA from April 2011. The proposals are subject to a consultation, which will run until 21 October 2010.
The key proposals are:
• Retirements under the DRA [...]

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