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Inquiry into “fatherhood penalty” launched by Government

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into how employers can better support fathers in the workplace.
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Agriculture is one of the sectos concerned about access to EU migrant labour as farmers are dependent on thousands of seasonal workers  to pick crops.  APA images/REX/Shutterstock

EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

12 Jan 2017

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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CitySprint courier should be classed as worker, says tribunal

9 Jan 2017

A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
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“Nuclear” deterrent required for pensions avoidance, says Work and Pensions Committee

21 Dec 2016

Following an inquiry into the collapse of BHS, the Work and Pensions Committee has recommended significant punitive fines and other...

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There is much for the employment law aficionado to be excited about in 2017. Dirk v. Mallinckrodt / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

14 Dec 2016

We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing,...

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Why the post-Brexit world needs leaders more than ever

13 Dec 2016

With many organisations worried about the changes Brexit might bring, it’s easy to forget the importance of building leadership skills....

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Large compliance projects...

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International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

6 Dec 2016

Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can “frontload” next year’s recruitment before April,...

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Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

2 Dec 2016

The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system’s ability to adequately support the growing...

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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

30 Nov 2016

The Taylor review on modern employment practices launches today to look into the impact of changes to the labour market....

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

30 Nov 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

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National living wage to rise to £7.50, Chancellor confirms

23 Nov 2016

Today’s Autumn Statement confirmed that the national living wage will rise to £7.50 per hour from April 2017.
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Speculation has been rife that Brexit will lead major financial institutions based in London to relocate to mainland Europe. Rob Powell/LNP/REX/Shutterstock.

Brexit: what’s the legal position if employees must relocate?

16 Nov 2016

Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers...

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Why integrated talent management is the future of HR

11 Nov 2016

By embracing an integrated talent model, HR can truly justify its seat in the boardroom, argues Michel Stokvis from Randstad...

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