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Is this the strangest way to make people redundant?

A collective redundancy announcement is perhaps one of the hardest parts of an HR professional’s job. No one wants to have to tell people they’re losing their role through no fault of their own...

US study finds men fearing contact with women at work

10 Jun 2019

Male managers may be restricting their work with female colleagues, according to US research.

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JPMorgan Chase settles US paternity leave case for $5m

31 May 2019

JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US

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Delta Airlines under fire over anti-union poster

10 May 2019

American airline Delta, which operates 13 daily flights from the UK, has been heavily criticised in the US over posters encouraging workers not to spend money on union membership.

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Germany lags behind as gender pay gap narrows

27 Mar 2019

The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...

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Walmart staff file gender discrimination case

18 Feb 2019

Almost 100 women in the US have filed a gender discrimination claim against retail giant Walmart, alleging they have been...

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Business travel in the Trump and Brexit era: How to prepare for policy changes

21 Feb 2018

Fundamental changes in the immigration policy on both sides of the Atlantic mean that globally mobile workers face uncertain times....

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Trump’s executive order on highly skilled migrants: does it affect your business?

15 May 2017

While much of the focus in the US at the moment is on President Trump’s own hiring and firing practices,...

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Valentine’s Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

10 Feb 2017

Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out...

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Uncertainty prevails as travellers offered conflicting US immigration advice

30 Jan 2017

The US Embassy has revised its advice to travellers after President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration led to confusion....

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Hillary Clinton on gender pay equality: on-demand video

12 Apr 2016

Hillary Clinton joined a round table discussion on gender pay equality, broadcast live on Personnel Today earlier today. An on-demand...

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Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

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Ten notable facts about Puerto Rico labour law

12 Nov 2015

Employers in Puerto Rico must take account of both US federal and Puerto Rico labour law. This dual legal system...

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US visa eligibility: five HR issues when transferring employees

28 Aug 2015

For HR professionals identifying viable non-US citizen candidates for hire in the US, investigating visa eligibility is mandatory prior to...

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Facebook to raise minimum wage and improve benefits for contract workers

15 May 2015

Facebook is to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the USA for its contractors and suppliers, among...

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