New analysis published by the TUC shows that half (49%) of self-employed adults aged 25 and over are earning less than minimum wage – a total of two million people.
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Primark and Sports Direct have been ‘named and shamed’ by the Government for failing to pay the minimum wage to thousands of workers.
A government review into the employment of the UK’s “gig economy” workers has called for better quality jobs and “dignity at work”.
Young Women’s Trust is warning political parties that they risk losing young women’s votes unless they listen to women’s concerns and pledge to help them into work.
Michel Roux Jr has admitted that his restaurant staff get no share of service charge and that he has paid his staff less than the minimum wage.
On the first of April over four million UK workers will get a pay rise thanks to the introduction of the National Living Wage. Devon, Lancashire, Surrey and Essex are the counties that will see most low income workers benefit from the new £7.20 an hour rate for adults.
Ronald Reagan famously said that there are no worse words in the English language than ‘Hello, I’m from the government and I’m here to help’. Your opinions on the role of government in the lives of people will of course depend on your own political allegiance. The role government plays in social policy, in providing an allowance when you are out of work, or a health service free at the point of need when you are ill are entirely different from imposing rules of business. Many who are perfectly happy with the former, would be fiercely against the latter
According to the Resolution Foundation, politicians must act to make sure a higher minimum wage does not leave thousands stuck for years on the lowest possible pay.
Sports Direct has announced that it will now pay its staff more than the minimum wage, following a barrage of accusations from across the business world. The new pay rates will come into play in the next few days
There is no doubt that George Osborne’s national living wage, to be launched next year, is a policy with its heart in the right place. For example, more than three and a half million women, almost 30 percent of the female workforce, will receive a pay rise as a result of the legislation.
There is no doubt that George Osborne’s living wage, to be launched next year, is a policy with its heart in the right place. For example, more than three and a half million women, almost 30 percent of the female workforce, will receive a pay rise as a result of the legislation.
A list of minimum wage shame has been released by the government, listing companies who have a history of failing to pay their employees the minimum wage.
Europe’s highest court has ruled that the time a freelance employee without a fixed place of work spends travelling between their home and their first and last work assignments should be counted as ‘working time’ for the purpose of protecting worker’s safety.
Workers under 25 are ‘not productive’ enough to deserve the new living wage, Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock has said. The living wage rise to £9 for over 25s by 2020 is one of the key planks of Chancellor George Osborne’s economic strategy.
Last week the Court of Justice of the European Communities (CJEU) ruled that time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office will be regarded as working time, which is thought to mean a significant impact on many UK businesses and organisations. Emma O’Leary, an employment law consultant…