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New minimum pay rate for apprentices

The minimum weekly wage for apprentices has increased as from 1 August.

Keep new temporary worker regulations simple

Employment groups have called on the government to ensure that new rules giving temporary workers the right to equal treatment do not add to the administrative burdens of employers.

Small firms 'confused' over health and safety regulations

The confusion and uncertainty that many smaller businesses experience when it comes to complying with health and safety rules could be costing millions each year.

Plans mooted to extend self-certification sick note period

Proposals are being discussed to allow employees to self-certify sick leave for a longer period during any swine flu pandemic.

High Court hearing for retirement age case

A case contesting the right of employers to force workers to retire at 65 has reached the High Court.

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