Regulations

New research suggests that the number of workers on zero- hour contracts - those which offer no guarantee of hours or pay - is more widespread than thought.

Workers who take employment disputes to court will now have to pay fees under new legislation in place across the UK.

Laws encouraging better engagement between employers and employees and reforms to the collective redundancy period are among the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Northern Ireland's list of priorities ahead of Executive consultations into employment laws in Northern Ireland.

Company directors should be personally liable for misconduct or company failure, business secretary Vince Cable has said as part of an overhaul of company rules.

The new Real Time Information (RTI) process for calculating PAYE has been identified as one of the biggest drivers of costs for businesses, research by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has found.

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