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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

With temperatures hitting the high 20-degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Conservatives outline commitments on workers’ rights

15 May 2017

Workers will be able to take up to one year’s leave to care for an elderly relative under wide-ranging plans...

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Legal and practical tips for employers on homeworking

10 May 2017

This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...

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Zero hours workers assume no entitlement to paid holiday

9 May 2017

Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they are not entitled to paid holidays, research by Citizens...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2017: General Data Protection Regulation

4 May 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce significant changes to the data protection regime, along with increased penalties for...

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Brexit bonfire of employment law unnecessary, say employers

4 May 2017

Employers overwhelmingly back most existing employment rights and do not believe the current employment law framework should be revised after...

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Global mobility: Take a bespoke approach to employee wellbeing

3 May 2017

With global mobility increasing, research shows the need for employers to look at the individual needs of staff to ensure...

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Short-term sickness absence policy: a 15-step guide for HR

3 May 2017

Putting together a short-term sickness absence policy can be one of the most daunting tasks an HR professional can face....

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Long-term sickness absence policy: a 16-step guide for HR

3 May 2017

A watertight long-term sickness absence policy can give employees who are off work for an extended period the best chance...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

3 May 2017

Most of the the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May...

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Companies should prove gig workers are not employees

27 Apr 2017

Gig workers need more legal power to hold companies to account to make the gig economy fit for the future,...

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Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high heels petition

21 Apr 2017

New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but

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Gig economy: Uber appeal hearing confirmed

20 Apr 2017

Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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