Employers must pay their workers correctly or risk serious damage to their reputation and staff productivity, research by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) department has found.
The Government's controversial back to work schemes, which require jobseekers to work for free or risk losing their benefits, were legally flawed, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Employers risk losing their top talent as the economy starts to recover and companies lift freezes on recruitment, the CIPD has warned.
DVD and computer games rental chain Blockbuster is set to enter administration for the second time this year.
Pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured) has confirmed he is backing a 0.75% cap on auto-enrolment pension scheme charges to ensure workers are given a fair deal.
The TUC has urged employers to be more "sympathetic" to requests for flexible working and annual leave from older members of staff.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the lifeboat for underfunded retirement schemes of insolvent employers, has reported a £1.8 billion surplus in its 2012/13 annual report.