Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are banned from today

Zero hours contracts: exclusivity clauses now unenforceable

Legislation preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts becomes law from today (26 May). The legislation makes...

Healthy competition: challenging employees to take the stairs

Encouraging staff to take the stairs rather than the lift can feel like a fruitless exercise. But a new competition-based...


Tribunal watch: Employment tribunals get tough on early conciliation requirement

Two recent employment tribunal decisions, upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), suggest that tribunals will take a dim view...


Pensions auto-enrolment: could an audit service prevent costly mistakes?

Many employers may have passed their pensions auto-enrolment staging date, but that does not mean that they are confident that...


Getting off to a good start with temporary staff induction

Many employers focus their induction efforts on permanent staff, but a new online onboarding system can help them ensure that...


Rail strikes called off as unions suspend action

The planned rail strikes for next Monday and Tuesday have now been called off.
Earlier today, the Transport Salaried Staff’s...


Can “results only” working deliver the goods?

Giving employees greater flexibility to help them balance work and life is now commonplace. But could allowing employees complete autonomy...


Less is more with HR analytics at Four Seasons Hotels

Using data from HR analytics software helped the Four Seasons hotel chain reduce its applicant numbers, but also increase the...


Five steps to winning the HR Supplier Partnership Award

For the second year running, the Personnel Today Awards now feature two categories for HR suppliers to receive the recognition...

When employees' religious beliefs clash with gay customers' rights: five key cases

When employees’ religious beliefs clash with gay customers’ rights: five key cases

A Northern Ireland court has found that a bakery discriminated against a customer when it refused to make a cake...

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