Employment law

MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

Royal Mail loses appeal against agency worker decision

10 Jul 2020

Royal Mail and Angard lose their appeal over definition of agency workers and the employment rights the group is entitled to.

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Matthew Taylor: Covid-19 increases temptation of non-compliance

9 Jul 2020

The coronavirus pandemic will make more people in urgent need of work and more employers desperate to stay in business,...

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First furlough fraud arrests are made

9 Jul 2020

The first arrests in connection with alleged furlough fraud have been made, HM Revenue and Customs has announced.
A 57-year-old...

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Thousands of jobs at risk at Boots, John Lewis and Burger King

9 Jul 2020

Almost 7,000 jobs are at risk at Boots, Burger King and John Lewis.

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Care sector faces ‘alarming’ staff shortages under new immigration rules

9 Jul 2020

Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.

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Pay rise budgets axed as employers slash costs

9 Jul 2020

Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

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Reaction: Is the job retention bonus a drop in the ocean?

8 Jul 2020

The £1,000 incentive to bring back employees from furlough has been described as “inconsequential” and potentially not enough to prevent...

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Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

8 Jul 2020

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

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Half of UK employees worked from home in April

8 Jul 2020

Almost half (46.4%) of employees did some of their work from home during April, with the vast majority stating this...

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Ryanair cabin crew agree to pay cuts to keep jobs

8 Jul 2020

Cabin crew employed by Ryanair in the UK have agreed to take a pay cut in order to protect their...

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How the HR team at Severn Trent Water is keeping things flowing

8 Jul 2020

Neil Morrison explains how the utility has coped during the coronavirus pandemic, and why HR has a duty to support...

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Boohoo to investigate ‘unsafe’ conditions at Leicester factory

8 Jul 2020

Low-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.

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Two in five plan redundancies after furlough ends

7 Jul 2020

Two in five (44%) organisations with staff on furlough say they will have to make some or all of their...

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Boris Johnson reignites driverless Tube trains idea

7 Jul 2020

Driverless Tube trains should be a condition of any future government funding for Transport for London, Boris Johnson has said....

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