Employment law

Covid-19 whistleblowers ignored and dismissed by employers

Nearly half of employees with coronavirus concerns have had their queries ignored.

Boeing cuts jobs as aviation sector views bleak future

29 Oct 2020

News from Boeing, IATA and Heathrow underlines Covid threat to travel industry.

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Farmers need clarity on ‘vital’ seasonal worker recruitment

28 Oct 2020

The agriculture sector urgently needs clarity on how it will be able to recruit seasonal workers from overseas next year,...

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Young people and ethnic minorities most likely to be laid off after furlough

28 Oct 2020

Young people and ethnic minorities were most likely to be made unemployed after coming off furlough, according to a report...

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Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

27 Oct 2020

In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing...

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Most firms support tighter employment laws, poll finds

27 Oct 2020

Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation.
This is according to a poll...

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‘Snap out of it and prepare for new immigration rules’ firms warned

26 Oct 2020

Employers need to ‘snap out’ of their complacency and start preparing for the points-based immigration system, a specialist has warned...

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Lloyds Bank says staff will be working at home until spring at least

26 Oct 2020

Lloyds Bank's has told most of its UK employees not to return to the office until at least spring.

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Subdued recovery in towns and cities ‘catastrophic’ for jobs

26 Oct 2020

The collapse in high street footfall and the rise of home working is hampering economic recovery, research has found.

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Ebb and furlough: the Job Support Scheme explained

23 Oct 2020

We look at the back-and-forth nature of the government’s economic funding to help businesses affected by the pandemic and examine...

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Senior partner criticises high pay for new lawyers

23 Oct 2020

Senior partner at Pinsent Masons Richard Foley says six-figure salaries for newly qualified lawyers are unsustainable.

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Has Sunak’s latest Job Support Scheme quelled fears for tiers?

22 Oct 2020

The new version of the Job Support Scheme has been thoroughly welcomed by business but there is no shortage of...

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Preparing payroll for the new Job Support Scheme

22 Oct 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an update to the Job Support Scheme yesterday to offer extended support to workers in England...

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Why home workers who are ill should not work

22 Oct 2020

With the onset of colder weather, inevitably the number of people with common colds and flu will rise, in addition...

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How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

22 Oct 2020

11 November 2020 – Register now | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?

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