Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

Paid leave proposed for parents of premature babies

Parents of premature babies could be entitled to one week of paid leave for every week their baby is in hospital.

Public sector workers to receive largest pay rise in years

Teachers and police officers will receive the biggest pay rises in six years, the government will announce next week

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Pensions Regulator hunts ‘shape-shifting’ businesses

An unspecified number of businesses have attempted to evade their pension duties to employees by altering their identities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has found.

Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

Landmark pensions ruling opens doors for other public sector claims

A woman has won the right to access her late partner’s military pension in a landmark Court of Appeal ruling....

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Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

Migrant salary threshold should be £20,000, say business leaders

Business leaders have called for a number of reforms to the immigration system, including lowering the salary threshold and revising...

Single labour market body to enforce minimum wage and holiday rights

The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...

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MoD vows to tackle harassment and bullying in the armed forces

New measures to stamp out the discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in some areas of the armed forces have been...

How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Three quarters of whistleblowers ‘retaliated against’ by their employer

Three-quarters of whistleblowers experience retaliation from their employer including bullying, attempts to destroy evidence and dismissal, according to a group...

Off-payroll working: How IR35 rules affect the private sector

Despite problems with IR35 'off-payroll' rules in the public sector, HMRC has confirmed that from April 2020 the private sector will be subject to the new tax regulations. How should businesses prepare?

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