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...
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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...

World of Learning conference 2015

World of Learning: time to focus on learners’ needs

Last week’s World of Learning Conference focused strongly on the ways organisations can facilitate it, and how to pass control...

The Modern Slavery Act comes into force this month

Top 10 HR questions September 2015: Modern slavery statements

Modern slavery statements were the subject of the most popular FAQ in September in our monthly round up of the...

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...

As it grows as a public health threat, diabetes at work will present a challenge as more employees may be viewed as disabled.

Diabetes at work: How to avoid disability discrimination

Diabetes will increasingly present a challenge at work as the number of people with the condition rises and more employees...


Minority of employers monitor practices for age discrimination, poll finds

Around nine in ten employers do not monitor whether or not managers are hiring people older than themselves, research by...

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