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GPs now able to refer patients to Fit for Work service

2 Sep 2015

The new Fit for Work health assessment service has completed its national roll-out across the UK, the Government said in...

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Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to abolish employment tribunal fees in Scotland. Photo: Alan Simpson/REX

Scottish Government pledges to scrap employment tribunal fees

2 Sep 2015

The Scottish Government has announced plans to scrap employment tribunal fees under powers set to be transferred from Westminster.
The...

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Use of zero hours contracts jumps by one-fifth

2 Sep 2015

The number of zero hours contracts used by employers has risen by one-fifth, according to the Office for National Statistics...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2015

2 Sep 2015

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) will be an increasing problem in workplaces in future and could be linked with mental health conditions....

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Less than half of employers believe they have a duty of care

2 Sep 2015

Less than half of HR or business leaders believe that their organisation has a duty of care towards the health...

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Restaurant tipping practices to be investigated

1 Sep 2015

Business secretary Sajid Javid has launched an investigation into the abuse of restaurant tipping, follow media reports of hospitality employers...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

1 Sep 2015

The UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank...

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Oliver Bonas becomes first high street Living Wage retailer

1 Sep 2015

Fashion and jewellery retailer Oliver Bonas has announced that it will pay its staff the Living Wage from today.
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Disability discrimination: NHS discriminated against worker with cancer

1 Sep 2015

An NHS trust discriminated against an employee with cancer who attended a competitive interview during a redeployment exercise, an employment...

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How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

1 Sep 2015

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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Employment law changes October 2015: New smoking laws will affect company cars

Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist

1 Sep 2015

Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2015 is certainly no different. While the Government’s proposals to toughen the...

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autism in the workplace

How to manage autism in the workplace

31 Aug 2015

Employers increasingly need to assess and address autism issues in the workplace without discrimination. Lucy Kenyon explains.
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Policeman brings tribunal claim after losing post due to hearing impairment

28 Aug 2015

A police marksman has taken two police forces to an employment tribunal after being removed from his post after he...

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Sunday trading: how employers can avoid the pitfalls

28 Aug 2015

Following a consultation launched by the Government, will employers be able to lawfully compel staff to work additional hours? Lloyd...

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Strike action – tougher strike ballot thresholds

28 Aug 2015

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Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s boss, said “Strikes should not be the first club in the golf...

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