Emergency Volunteer Leave: what HR needs to know

Announced in the Coronavirus Bill last month, the government intends to introduce a temporary right to statutory emergency volunteering leave...

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The lasting effects of coronavirus on HR and business

The Covid-19 crisis will change how we work in future. Gartner’s Brian Kropp looks at the impact of the pandemic...

Furlough: HMRC clarifies TUPE rules and warns against fraud

Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 can receive 80% of their wages while...

Huge rise in crop-picking job searches

Indeed, Monster and TotalJobs report surge in farm-related job searches from within the UK.

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Passport Office moots return to work as ‘we can’t hide forever’

HM Passport Office staff may soon be urged to return to work in their offices by the government, to the...

Chancellor announces £750m fund for front-line charities

The government will allocate £750m to support charities working on the front line of the coronavirus crisis, chancellor of the...

Coronavirus: How can we prepare for a leader falling ill?

With the Prime Minister in intensive care, the Cabinet is finding a new ‘business as usual’ while its leader recuperates....

Unpaid work means women underpaid by £126bn

Unpaid work such as childcare, cooking and cleaning means the gender pay gap is much higher than official figures, according...

Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

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

Directors’ rights and responsibilities under CJRS

On 4 April HM Revenue and Customs published new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Up until now,...

‘Years not months’ for labour market to recover – IES

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has said it expects it will take years rather than months for the labour...

Liz Earle Beauty Company adopted discriminatory redundancy process for pregnant worker

The Liz Earle Beauty Company must pay a former employee more than £17,000 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, after it...

One in six take video calls while partially clothed

Employees are thinking twice before switching their camera on for a work-related video call, it has emerged, with one in...

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