Category Archives: Workers’ rights

Mind the (Gender Pay) Gap

While I don’t suppose it will protect me from accusations of ‘mansplaining’, I am going to preface this blog with two pre-emptive statements. Firstly, I am wholly committed to eliminating sex discrimination in the workplace, unequal pay, and the gender … Continue reading

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NMW enforcement: 500% of nothing is still nothing

On 28 December, as I was travelling to Wet Wales for New Year, Sarah O’Connor of the Financial Times – surely the best employment correspondent of recent years, who has now moved on to a wider investigative brief – reported … Continue reading

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Minimum wage, minimum shame?

On 8 December, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) named & shamed another 260 employers for non-compliance with the national minimum wage. Inevitably, press and media coverage of this round of naming & shaming – the 13th … Continue reading

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Wish you were here, Minister

Batting for the ‘have nots’ rather than the ‘haves’, lefty policy wonks like me don’t get to claim many policy wins – we spend most of our professional lives banging our world-weary heads against very well constructed brick walls. I … Continue reading

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To name & shame, or not to name & shame, that is the question

In August, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) named & shamed another 233 employers for non-compliance with the national minimum wage. Not surprisingly, press and media coverage of this round of naming & shaming – the 12th … Continue reading

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ET fees: the backlash starts

The much belated but very welcome victory for common sense and the common law – the latter being a fairly straightforward legal concept seemingly long forgotten by the allegedly planet-sized brains in the High Court and Court of Appeal – … Continue reading

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ET fees: Supreme Court dumps on Clarke, Cable & Grayling

🙏💻🙏📱🙏 👀💻👀📱👀 😀👀😄👀😃👀😆👀😝👀😂 🚫💷🚫 💥🎉👏🍸🍻🍷🎉🍺🎂🍸🍻 👏❤️💋 Supreme Court judges 💋❤️👏 👏👊😍 Adam Creme, Shantha David & Unison 😍👊👏 👏👊😎 Dinah Rose QC & Michael Ford QC 😎👊👏 👏👍😇 Caspar Glyn QC, Sean Jones QC, Darren Newman, Abi Adams & Jeremias Prassl 😇👍👏 😱⚠️ Ken Clarke, Vince Cable & … Continue reading

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