France: Macron law adopted

Law n°2015 990 for growth, activity and equality of economic opportunities, the Macron Law, was finally adopted on 6 August 2015. This law covers a wide range of matters from Sunday working, reform of regulated legal professions to driving licences. Read more

UK: New legislative proposals and guidance on minimum/living wage, apprenticeships consultation, employee travel expenses, recruitment and induction

The government has announced plans to increase the penalties for failing to pay the national minimum wage and national living wage (being introduced in April 2016). From an as yet unspecified date, the penalty for non-payment is to be doubled to 200% of arrears (with a minimum of £100), but this will then be halved … Read more

UK: Zero hours and national minimum wage changes in force 26 May

Two employment provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015: The ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts and the power for the Secretary of State to introduce regulations in relation to zero hours contracts. Any clause in a zero hours contract will be unenforceable … Read more