FSB calls on the Government to review the Living Wage timetable

12 Sep 2017

A leading business body has argued there may be a compelling case to delay further increases in the National Living Wage (NLW), given sluggish growth in the economy. The wage is presently scheduled to rise to £8.75 an hour by


Payouts agreed for whistleblowing pair

12 Sep 2017

Two members of West Yorkshire Police’s undercover team have been awarded almost £100,000 after an Employment Tribunal found they had been removed from frontline duties after raising concerns about working practices. The two whistleblowers, who cannot be named for legal


Pay ratio requirements announced

12 Sep 2017

The Prime Minister has outlined plans which she has said will help curb “corporate excess”. Under the reforms, Britain’s biggest employers will have to provide details about their pay ratio, including how much more their chief executive earns when compared


Firm fined £1million following ladder tragedy that “could have been prevented”

12 Sep 2017

A Yorkshire-based bakery was this month fined £1million following the death of an electrical contractor, who lost his life following a fall from a stepladder. Hull Crown Court heard how the unnamed man was contracted to complete electrical work at


Tribunal ruling results in increases to holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

A significant ruling in relation to holiday pay emerged from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) last month. The case in question related to a dispute which had developed between Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and over 50 members of its workforce.


Concern that many businesses are ignoring their responsibilities

14 Aug 2017

New research has suggested that employers across Britain are breaking the law in relation to the apprenticeships and internships they are offering young people. A survey commissioned by the Government found that the proportion of apprentices being paid less than


Redundancy fight to be heard next year

14 Aug 2017

Players and staff who were made redundant following the collapse of a Yorkshire rugby club will have their claims heard by the Employment Tribunal in the New Year. Around 40 individuals previously associated with the Bradford Bulls have brought claims


BBC figures put the spotlight back on the gender pay gap

14 Aug 2017

Controversy over the difference in pay between the BBC’s highest-paid men and women has led to fresh scrutiny of the gender pay gap. Last month, the broadcaster revealed the salaries of those at the corporation who earned in excess of


Firm fined after employee loses two fingers

14 Aug 2017

A Yorkshire business will have to pay a heavy fine after one of its workers lost his middle two fingers while trying to repair an entrance gate. Sheffield Magistrates Court heard that a guide roller on the underside of the


Tribunal fees axed after landmark appeal judgement

14 Aug 2017

The Government has suffered a major defeat in the courts, after the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees introduced four years ago were in fact unlawful. Since the fees took effect in 2013, the Ministry of Justice has been