Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

European Commission to consult over future of gig economy

26 Feb 2021

The European Commission has begun its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms.

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Ireland appeal court judgment restricts use of injunctions in dismissals

19 Feb 2021

The country's Court of Appeal's judgment restricts the circumstances under which an injunction against dismissal can be granted to an employee.

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Diversity, the final frontier: space agency seeks disabled astronaut

16 Feb 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts for the first time in a decade and D&I is among its major goals.

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Staff don’t expect to return to office before June

11 Feb 2021

Office workers across Europe do not expect to return to the workplace until at least the summer, according to a survey.

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Lockdown sees employees working harder than normal

11 Feb 2021

More than half of UK employees say they they have been expected to work outside of regular working hours during lockdown; employees in EU may soon benefit from 'right to disconnect' rules.

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Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs worldwide

10 Feb 2021

Brewing giant Heineken has announced plans to cut nearly 10% of its global workforce as the coronavirus pandemic badly affects sales.

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France: Just Eat to hire workers on permanent contracts

4 Feb 2021

Food delivery firm Just Eat is hiring 4,500 of its delivery workers on permanent contracts in France, with benefits including holiday pay and pensions.

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Man charged after HR murders in France

1 Feb 2021

An unemployed engineer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting two people in France – including an HR manager...

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‘Set up businesses within EU’ government advisers tell firms

25 Jan 2021

UK workers could be laid off as businesses set up new companies within the EU.

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UK has 21st most complex HR in Europe

13 Jan 2021

The HR and payroll environment in the UK is one of the most complex in Europe, according to research, although...

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Germany's capital, Berlin

Germany’s jobless figures better than anticipated

8 Jan 2021

Europe's largest economy reports better than expected jobless figures despite renewed lockdown.

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Executive pay: financial incentives damage long-term profits

6 Jan 2021

The more focus companies put on financial incentives for CEOs’ bonuses, the worse the firm’s commercial performance, according to a...

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David Frost, Boris Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen and Michel Barnier at the Brexit talks in December.

Brexit deal puts workers’ rights at risk, warns analysis

4 Jan 2021

The Brexit deal leaves workers’ rights and environmental protections at serious risk of erosion an analysis has concluded.

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Brexit: how will it affect services firms with European interests?

21 Dec 2020

Many feel the lucrative professional services sector has been ignored by the government. Mutually recogised qualifications are a particular problem.

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