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According to official Government figures released last week, in the period March to May 2014, both employment and unemployment in Scotland have increased.

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held, in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, that it was proportionate for a law firm to choose a retirement age of 65, notwithstanding the fact that a higher age could have had a less discriminatory effect.

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The UK Supreme Court has recently ruled that it is a breach of human rights to force people to disclose minor offences or childhood crimes on job applications, a decision which will now apply to all job applicants in the UK.

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Changes are to be made to the rules on zero-hours contracts following a Government Consultation on the issue, meaning that employers will be banned from implementing 'exclusivity clauses' - which prevent employees finding extra work elsewhere.

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