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Mixed fortunes for workers as companies react in run up to living wage rollout

Mixed fortunes for workers as companies react in run up to living wage rollout

Large employers are already reacting to the imminent arrival of the living wage in April, with some already digging deep into their corporate pockets to provide their workers with a better standard or living, whilst others are cutting back on overtime to balance the wages bill.

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Changes to Employment and Immigration law: the new ‘Immigration Bill’

By Charlotte Woolven-Brown

The Government’s recently introduced Immigration Bill makes various changes to laws applying to foreign workers in 2016. Most notably, these include: creating a greater offence of illegal working; requiring all public-facing public-sector employees to speak English fluently; and introducing an immigration skills charge for employers that use foreign workers.

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Brussels plans an overhaul of EU redundancy law

The European Commission is considering responses to a call for comments from social partners on how they think three directives, concerning collective rights, transfer of undertakings and informing and consulting workers, should develop.

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