August 2015 news

ice-lollyIt’s August and the holiday season for all, including Parliament, which is currently on its long summer break. However, Employment law/HR news hasn’t ground to a halt and we suggest the following maybe good sun lounger (or rainy day!) reading?! We bring the latest news on gender pay mandatory reporting, National Minimum Wage guidance from the HMRC and the consultation on restricting the use of the term ‘apprentice’. In our case update this month, we report on the fairness of dismissal for inappropriate use of social media, the CJEU’s (formerly the ECJ) decision which widens the scope of indirect discrimination and the extent of agency workers’ equality with permanent employees.