Monthly Archives: March 2016

Changes to National Minimum Wage – (The Living Wage)

With the aim of paying more experienced workers a higher wage, the Government is introducing a premium for workers aged 25 and over, known as the National Living Wage.  This will be over and above the National Minimum Wage, which … Continue reading

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Is it discriminatory to ask an employee to speak English at work?

No, provided that the reason why the request is being made is not due to the employee’s race, which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins. In the recent case of Kelly v Covance Laboratories Ltd, the Claimant, who is … Continue reading

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Barmaids, handyman and various other barred by law – Equality Watchdog!

Companies or recruiters who advertise for a waitress or a handyman and newsagents who put a sign up in their window for a paper boy face prosecution, according to new guidance issued by the equality watchdog. Anyone advertising for someone … Continue reading

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