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A US tech company has implanted a $300 chip into employees' hands

Microchipping workers: What are the moral, practical and legal implications?

Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David...

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Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

13 Jun 2017

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

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Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

1 Mar 2017

New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior...

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Making the most of your gender pay gap report

27 Feb 2017

With the gender pay gap reporting Regulations coming into force in April, it is critical that HR teams can understand...

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Rushmore: If managers shy away from difficult conversations,  there is little discussion of any problems, and similar scores are awarded across the board.

Annual appraisals – good, bad or just ugly?

1 Feb 2017

Many companies are moving away from annual appraisals towards monitoring employees’ progress throughout the year. Keely Rushmore offers advice on...

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Mental health at work: look at the causes as well as the cure

1 Feb 2017

Theresa May recently pledged to tackle the stigma around mental health problems with a host of new initiatives. However, HR...

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Could “associate EU citizenship” become a worthwhile employee perk?

13 Jan 2017

The proposal by an MEP that UK nationals could take out “associate EU citizenship” could appeal to UK employers who...

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How to deal with subject access requests

16 Dec 2016

Subject access requests – when an employee asks to see any personal data held on them – can throw legal...

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Taxis and taxes: the wider implications of the Uber decision

8 Nov 2016

Most of the attention focused on the recent Uber decision has focused on the employment law aspects of the case....

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Agile working: not as flexible as you might think

1 Nov 2016

Agile working, whether that’s allowing employees to work remotely or being flexible about hours, has been hailed as the answer...

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Ten years of tackling age discrimination in the workplace

28 Sep 2016

This weekend marks 10 years since age discrimination legislation was introduced, but how have these obligations influenced how multi-generational workplaces...

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What the Great British Bake Off teaches us about retaining talent

22 Sep 2016

Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to...

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Are we seeing greater protection for whistleblowers?

6 Sep 2016

Health Education England recently introduced whistleblowing protection for junior doctors. This forms part of a growing trend towards increased protection...

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Illegal working: How employers can stay compliant

15 Aug 2016

Burger chain Byron made headlines last month when the Home Office arrested a number of illegal workers. Given the tougher...

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Zika and employees – an unfortunate Olympic challenge

5 Aug 2016

Ed Stacey examines whether employees can be forced to work in Brazil in light of the Zika virus

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