HR News

Immigration update – May 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 is now on the statute book and it contains a number of important changes designed to clamp down on illegal working which will directly affect employer practice in this area. 
 

HR and employment law news in brief

A round up of some HR and employment law-related stories - in addition to those already covered on the website - which have been making the news from 6 May to 19 May 2016.
 

April 2016 inflation data

Consumer Prices Index inflation in the year to April 2016 stood at 0.3%. The figures are as follows:
 

Sunday trading: new protections for shop workers

New rules to improve the lot of Sunday workers are contained in the Enterprise Act 2016. They amend the current ‘opting in’ and ‘out’ provisions so that the amount of notice workers engaged in larger shops have to give their employer if they want to opt out from Sunday working is reduced to one month. It also provides more opportunity for objection to working additional hours on a Sunday. 
 

HR and employment law news in brief

A round up of some HR and employment law-related stories - in addition to those already covered on the website - which have been making the news from 22 April to 5 May 2016.
 

Custodial sentences for health and safety breaches

A company director has been jailed for six years for gross negligence manslaughter after two of his employees fell from a roof they were repairing: one of them died and the other was seriously injured.
 


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