• The Deregulation Act 2015, given Royal Assent on 26 March, removes the current power of employment tribunals to make wider recommendations for the benefit of the employer’s workforce following a successful discrimination claim. Applying to claims commenced on or after 1 October 2015, tribunals will only be able to make recommendations for employers to take steps which are for the benefit of the claimant (and therefore not where the claimant has left employment).
  • The March Budget confirmed that the national minimum wage will be increased to £6.70 from October 2015. BIS has updated its guidance on the NMW for employees who sleep between duties, available here.