Acas issues guidance on discrimination Q&As
Employment relations body Acas has published new guidance on asking and responding to questions relating to discrimination in the workplace.
New statutory payment rates confirmed
New rates for statutory sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay have now been confirmed. Employers need to be aware that from 6 April 2014:
Flexible working rights delayed
A measure that would have given all employees the right to request flexible working arrangements from 6 April has been delayed.
New regime on way for online games
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has given games producers a 1 April deadline to ensure their games do not breach consumer protection law.
CRAR you ready for rent arrears changes?
A significant change to the way that commercial landlords are able to seize a tenant’s goods, to help recover rent arrears, will come into force in less than two months.
Construction off to flying start in 2014
UK construction output and new orders in January grew at their fastest pace in almost seven years, according to a new survey.
Changes set to remove barriers for ex-offenders
Reforms that will cut the amount of time during which offenders need to disclose details of low level convictions will come into effect next month.
Get clued up on IP, says minister
Entrepreneurs have been urged to make sure they know their intellectual property (IP) rights, so that they can maximise the benefits of their bright ideas.