Social workers should need a licence to practise, the social work task force set up by the government after the death of Baby Peter has recommended. Its report recommends that social work should be a degree qualification and social workers should co More...01 December 2009 09:01
British Airways (BA) workers have "unwillingly" agreed to work new schedules with reduced staffing pending a full High Court hearing.
The union representing the staff had launched a legal bid to stop the airline imposing new rotas.
A trial will n More...06 November 2009 09:46
Organisations should ask themselves 10 questions to evaluate how vulnerable they may be to an equal pay claim, according to consultants Watson Wyatt. Equal pay is back in the agenda following a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commi More...03 November 2009 17:00
British Airways cabin crew could strike over Christmas, their union has warned. Representatives of BA's 14,000 cabin crew are meeting Unite today at Sandown Park racecourse in Surrey, to discuss the breakdown in talks between the union and their e More...02 November 2009 09:26
More than 20% of the working population don't know about their employment rights, a government report will reveal today. The Fair Treatment at Work Report, to be released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) this afternoon will More...27 October 2009 11:11
The union Unite has called for immediate meetings with the new owners of London Gatwick Airport, to safeguard workers' terms and conditions following the news of its sale by BAA. BAA has agreed to sell London Gatwick Airport to Global Infrastr More...22 October 2009 09:14
Hollywood bosses are inserting clauses into actors' contracts to stop them leaking film information on social networking sites such as Twitter. Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers, who are due to make a Shrek follow-up next year for studio DreamWorks, are More...19 October 2009 14:50
Employers who wish to avoid unintentionally giving contractors employee or worker status must pay attention to day-to-day working arrangements in light of a recent Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling.
The case of Autoclenz v Belcher and others co More...16 October 2009 11:00
The government has delayed the introduction of the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) until October 2011 as part of efforts to cut the cost of business regulation.
The AWD gives temporary staff the same employment rights as permanent staff after 12 week More...15 October 2009 11:38
The enforcement of the European Working Time Directive has led to patient deaths, and surgeons should be allowed to opt-out of the regulations, doctors have said.
The Royal College of Surgeons has said that since the implementation of the directive More...12 October 2009 08:39
Postal unions have warned that they may launch a 10-day rolling strike across the country, which could begin as early as next week.
Dave Ward, chief negotiator of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), will today offer to go into mediation with Roya More...12 October 2009 08:27
Businesses must not panic after the government announced it would introduce further measures to restrict the movement of migrant workers in a bid to protect British jobs, according to employers' bodies.
Earlier this week, the government doubled th More...11 September 2009 09:00
Employers who want to cut the wages bill by means other than redundancy must take care that they don't breach rules on benefits such as bonuses. Lisa Mayhew explains. More...02 September 2009 12:44
A recent high-profile case showed the pitfalls that can occur when employers dig into a applicant's past. So what can employers ask? Emilie Bennetts and Carolyn Haddon give the answers. More...02 September 2009 12:15
The Prime Minister has called for a "claw-back" system on bankers' bonuses if awards are not based on long-term success.
Brown told the Financial Times : "I understand all the difficulties because we're dealing with very many global financial cen More...01 September 2009 09:02
Employers have closed 87% of defined benefit pension schemes to new members and increasing numbers of organisations are also closing the schemes for their existing workforces.
Research conducted by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) rev More...01 September 2009 08:45
Fujitsu employees have shown they are willing to strike over their employer's decision to close the company's final salary pension scheme, The Times has reported.
Unite union said 87% of its members at Fujitsu had voted in favour of strikin More...01 September 2009 08:34
RBS has cut retirement benefits for 60,000 staff in a bid to save £100m a year.
The bank has proposed that staff on final salary pension schemes have their pensionable salary capped at 2% a year, or the annual rate of inflation. Alternatively empl More...26 August 2009 08:34
Plans are being drawn up to slash public sector workers' pension plans to deal with an expected £60bn shortfall in pension funds.
Communities secretary John Denham is said to be drawing up plans to strip two million local government employees of t More...26 August 2009 08:13
A pioneering staff-sharing scheme aimed at preventing redundancies in the video games industry could cause an administrative headache for HR if not managed properly, experts have warned.
Game developers association Tiga, which is launching the proj More...19 June 2009 09:21