Top 10 HR Stories of 2015

By December 23, 2015HR Solutions
Top 10 HR Stories of 2015 | HR Solutions

The last 12 months have come and gone in the blink of an eye. Remind yourself of the 10 biggest HR stories of 2015 right here…

From the General Election to celebrity punch ups, this year really has had it all.

  1. October Employment Law Update: The biggest changes legislative changes for 2015.
  1. Modern Slavery Statements Required: Any business with an annual turnover of at least £36 million now has to publish an annual report declaring how they comply with anti-slavery laws.
  1. Jeremy Clarkson Fired by the BBC: The Top Gear presenter was relieved of his duties following a violent altercation with a BBC producer in late March.
  1. Travel Time is Working Time: Following an EU ruling, calculations of working time for peripatetic workers must include their travel time.
  1. Exclusivity Clauses Banned: Zero Hours contracts dominated the election debates. Here’s how the Coalition Government took action shortly before the country went to the polls.
  1. Changes Ahead for Trade Unions: The Government wasted no time in resettling old scores as new legislation restricted how Trade Unions can operate.
  1. Living Wage Increase: The Living Wage Foundation announces increased rates for 2015/16 as more business sign up.
  1. Big Boost for the National Minimum Wage: Chancellor George Osbourne announces a plan to raise the National Minimum Wage to £9.00 an hour by 2020 in his first true Conservative budget.
  1. Apprenticeship Levy: The Government revealed the details of the apprenticeship levy that was originally announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
  1. Record Number of People in Employment: The Conservative Government received more good news following their majority win as the ONS reported a record high number of people in employment.

Thank you to all our clients and readers. 2015 has been a big year for HR Solutions, and we look forward to returning with more employment news in 2016!


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