Employee relations

The Good Work Plan: how should employers prepare?

In December 2018, the government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan,...

Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

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Government reveals limited use of NDAs within civil service

19 Feb 2019

The government’s chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there have been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements...

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Communicating change: The ‘Scary Six’ personas you need to win over

13 Feb 2019

Continuing our three-part serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams shares her “Scary Six”, examples of workplace personas that HR needs...

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Penny Mordaunt promises consultation on NDAs

11 Feb 2019

Sir Philip Green allegations prompt minister for women and equalities to look into limiting non-disclosure agreements

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Acas chief: What will employees look for from work in 2019?

6 Feb 2019

Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the...

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Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

21 Jan 2019

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

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Employee ‘class actions’ on the rise: what does this mean for employers?

16 Jan 2019

The courts have seen a significant rise in the number of employment claims brought by large groups of individuals. The...

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Six employment law decisions that will shape 2019

11 Jan 2019

Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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Theresa May could back worker protections to secure Brexit deal

10 Jan 2019

Theresa May could decide to boost workers’ rights in a bid to win Labour support for her Brexit deal.

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Nine New Year’s resolutions for HR

8 Jan 2019

You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal...

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‘Wages worth third less in some areas than decade ago’: TUC

14 Dec 2018

The TUC has found that the average worker has lost £11,800 in real earnings since 2008

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TUC wants 1m new manufacturing and tech jobs by 2030

12 Dec 2018

The TUC has called for the government to set a target for a million new manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by...

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Largest university in UK hit by boycott over outsourced staff

10 Dec 2018

Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers

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