Compliance news at a glance: January 2016

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High Court rules peripatetic staff are eligible for auto-enrolment

The High Court has ruled that peripatetic workers are eligible to be auto-enrolled into a workplace pension scheme, after Fleet Maritime Services (FMSB) challenged the Pension Regulator’s (TPR) approach and guidance on peripatetic workers. bit.ly/1OTzx1t

US court rules on back-pay case for unpaid breaks

A US Court has ruled that publishing firm American Future Systems, which operates as Progressive Business Publications, is liable to pay staff back wages for unpaid rest breaks, as well as an equal amount in liquidated damages. bit.ly/1Pw2TPJ

Government confirms cap on early-exit pension charges

Chancellor George Osborne has outlined a proposal to place a duty on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap excessive early exit penalties. The FCA will be responsible for setting the level of the cap, which it will consult on in due course. bit.ly/1JZS3F4