Digital skills gap: source tech talent and ensure a diverse workforce (webinar)

2:00pm BST, Wednesday 21 October 2015. By 2017, the UK is estimated to require an additional 745,000 digitally skilled...
A client's instruction not to allow an employee on site resulted in a dismissal for some other substantial reason

Some-other-substantial-reason dismissal when client refused to have employee on site was fair

An employer fairly dismissed an employee for “some other substantial reason” when the client refused to have her back on...


Financial watchdogs announce new whistleblowing rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a package of new rules to make...


Right to be accompanied: bus company vetoed drivers’ union rep

It was a breach of the right to be accompanied for an employer to refuse to allow a trade union...

Magic can enhance team building and problem solving.

Putting the magic into team building, literally

Magicians are often used in corporate entertainment, but does magic have a role in team building? Neuroscientists even claim magic...

Shared grandparental leave could stop fathers playing a greater role in parenting. Voisin/Phanie/REX Shutterstock

Shared grandparental leave risks dads missing out – Jo Swinson

George Osborne’s announcement that working grandparents will be eligible to shared parental leave entitlement looks like a progressive move, but...


Grandparents to receive shared parental leave and pay from 2018

Grandparents will be able to take shared parental leave under plans announced yesterday at the Conservative party conference.
The announcement...

Repay as you earn: could payroll-based borrowing offer better interest rates?

Repay as you earn: payroll borrowing to help employees’ finances

Employers are used to staff repaying student or season ticket loans directly from their salaries, but they may not be...


Civil partner pension benefits need not be equalised

Pension schemes will not be required to pay backdated benefits to civil partners of their members, due to a Court...

Hiring ex-offenders

Hiring ex-offenders: staying on the right side of the law

In 2014, the law around hiring ex-offenders changed, bringing with it confusion and a heightened risk of dishonesty and suspicion...

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