Employment law

Fewer young people in jobs than 2008 crash

20 Nov 2020

More 16 to 24-year-olds were made redundant in the summer of this year than the whole of 2019, and there...

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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

20 Nov 2020

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

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Government sets date for changes to DBS checks

19 Nov 2020

Youth warnings, reprimands and cautions will no longer be automatically disclosed to employers who require Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Peacocks and Jaeger enter administration

19 Nov 2020

High street fashion stalwarts Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration, with more than 4,700 jobs and almost 500 shops being put at risk.

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Sharp rise in apprenticeships ending in redundancy

19 Nov 2020

The number of apprenticeships ending in redundancy is now two-thirds higher than in 2019, provisional figures show.

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Fifa to grant maternity protections for footballers

19 Nov 2020

Football’s international governing body, will grant female players’ maternity rights to protect them against discrimination while pregnant.

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Travel restrictions behind glut of work visas

19 Nov 2020

New government figures show that far fewer migrants have applied for, and been granted visas to work in the UK in the past few months.

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Self-employment surge driven by tight jobs market

19 Nov 2020

There has been a surge in solo self-employment with many taking the option not because there were appealing business opportunities, but because they'd lost their job.

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Head of policy quit ‘unfit’ Windrush compensation scheme

19 Nov 2020

Leading black civil servant working on Windrush scheme resigned earlier this year alleging that its administration was discriminatory.

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How to get ready for IR35 ahead of April 2021

18 Nov 2020

Changes to off-payroll regulations were postponed in April as employers dealt with the early challenges of the pandemic. Organisations need...

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How to localise engagement during lockdown

17 Nov 2020

Many organisations with distributed workforces have struggled to keep messaging and communications consistent during a series of lockdowns. Digital platforms...

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Zurich sees female applications leap after altering senior job advert wording

17 Nov 2020

The number of women applying for senior roles at Zurich in the UK leapt by a fifth last year after...

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Heathrow staff to strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

17 Nov 2020

Workers at Heathrow Airport are set to strike for four days in December in a dispute over plans to ‘fire...

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Workers’ right to picket continues under lockdown

16 Nov 2020

Workers taking lawful industrial action continue to have the right to picket their workplace during Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, following a legal challenge by Unite.

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Businesses urged to use the Redundancy Payment Service

16 Nov 2020

The government's Redundancy Payments Service is being underused by businesses on the brink of collapse, says a prominent accountancy firm.

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