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Jobs under threat as market woes strike NPower and Oddbins

1 Feb 2019

Energy giant Npower, one of the UK’s six largest energy providers, has announced plans to cut 900 jobs.
The Swindon-based...

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How has Brexit impacted employment legislation?

1 Feb 2019

The number of business-related laws passed in 2018 fell by 27%, according to research by Thomson Reuters. With civil service...

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Know everyone in your supply chain? Time to get compliant

31 Jan 2019

With two months to go until the deadline to publish a modern slavery statement, Craig Weston explains why larger businesses...

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Supreme Court rejects government appeal on criminal record checks

30 Jan 2019

The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...

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Three-month tribunal time limit ‘not fit for purpose’

30 Jan 2019

The three-month limit for bringing claims in the employment tribunal is not fit for purpose and should be extended, the...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

30 Jan 2019

With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...

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Leave to Remain required for EU citizens arriving after a no-deal Brexit

29 Jan 2019

EU citizens will be able to enter the UK to work after 29 March 2019 under a no-deal Brexit, but...

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Employers prioritise soft skills, flexible work and pay transparency

29 Jan 2019

Employers consider soft skills – such as creativity and the ability to work under pressure – more important than hard...

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Tesco ends speculation and announces job cuts of 4,500-plus

28 Jan 2019

Tesco has announced changes that will impact 9,000 staff, as it continues its “turnaround” strategy to reduce costs in response...

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Flexible working doesn’t diminish mums’ chronic stress

28 Jan 2019

Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues...

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Mary-Caroline Tillman

Non-compete clause case should give business pause for thought

28 Jan 2019

Businesses, particularly in the finance, technology, pharma, IT and manufacturing sectors use non-compete provisions to protect against potentially unfair competition...

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New mums to receive six months more redundancy protection

25 Jan 2019

Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work after having children are to receive greater protection from being treated unfairly,...

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Tesco faces unfair dismissal claim after fraud case acquittal

25 Jan 2019

Tesco is to be sued for unfair dismissal by a former executive who last month was cleared of false accounting...

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Inside the Wellcome Trust's Gibbs Building, London

Research giant ponders four-day week for staff

25 Jan 2019

London-based biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust, the second wealthiest charitable foundation in the world, is considering switching to a...

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Wording of restrictive covenants comes under Supreme Court spotlight

23 Jan 2019

Employers are being warned about the wording of restrictive covenants...

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