HR News

NMW+ regulations published

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 implement, from 1 April 2016, an enhanced national minimum wage (NMW) of £7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 and over and increase the maximum penalty for employers who breach NMW law.

Criminal records checks and minor convictions

The High Court has ruled that an aspect of the current criminal records disclosure scheme in England and Wales is ‘arbitrary’, unlawful and incompatible with article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Internal recruitment in the public sector

The public sector’s practice of recruiting from within its own ranks - what the government terms the last ‘closed shop’ - is the target of a new BIS investigation.

Immigration update - January 2016

Further measures to restrict net migration have been proposed by a government advisory body. 

December 2015 inflation data

Consumer Prices Index inflation rose in the year to December 2015 to 0.2%. The detailed figures are as follows:

HR and employment law news in brief

A round up of some HR and employment law-related stories, other than those we’ve already covered, which have been making the news from 18 December 2015 to 14 January 2016.

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