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US unemployment claims leap three million in a week

The US Department of Labor has announced that new unemployment insurance claims leapt by more than three million last week...

How Europe is supporting workers in the coronavirus outbreak

20 Mar 2020

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce plans to support the wages of millions of worker we look at similar schemes in their infancy on the Continent.

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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Uber drivers in France are employees

6 Mar 2020

Uber drivers in France are employees and not self-employed, the country’s highest court has confirmed.
The landmark ruling, which confirms...

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Downfall of BP worker averted after appeal victory

2 Mar 2020

Australian BP employee wins on appeal after mocking pay negotiations with well known Hitler meme from the film Downfall.

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JCB cuts workers’ hours as coronavirus hits supply chain

14 Feb 2020

JCB is set to cut hours and production as the coronavirus outbreak affects component supply from China.

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Pay can be deducted for smoking and coffee breaks, Spanish court rules

13 Feb 2020

Companies in Spain can make wage deductions for employees who take coffee or smoking breaks during working hours, the country’s...

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Coronavirus: Employers ‘quarantining’ own staff before trade show

7 Feb 2020

Employers are quarantining their own staff as the coronavirus outbreak...

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How employers should respond to the coronavirus outbreak

7 Feb 2020

Organisations must monitor employees' travel plans and ensure discrimination does not occur in the face of the coronavirus threat.

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Charity boss who doctored minutes to inflate pay sent to prison

7 Feb 2020

The former chief executive of an animal charity has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he forged the...

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Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific employees asked to take unpaid leave

5 Feb 2020

Cathay Pacific Airways has asked its employees to take three weeks’ unpaid leave after it was forced to cut 90%...

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Coronavirus arrives in the UK

30 Jan 2020

Aircraft from Wuhan with 110 passengers due to arrive in UK at 1.30pm - passengers set for 14 days' quarantine.

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Migrants face less discrimination than their adult children

20 Jan 2020

The UK-born children of migrants feel they are more discriminated against than new migrants and are more likely to be unemployed.

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Netherlands top in Europe for automation readiness

17 Jan 2020

UK is fourth but workers are battling slow tech that is eroding productivity.

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Why cultural training is vital for overseas assignments

15 Jan 2020

Overseas projects often fail when employees and their families are not prepared for life abroad. Janette Hiscock looks at why...

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