HR practice

Coronavirus: employers urged to avoid business travel

Employers should postpone or cancel business travel to the region of China that has been hit by an outbreak of...

Jack’s Law: Statutory parental bereavement leave rules to start in April 2020

23 Jan 2020

Parents who suffer stillbirth or loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.

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Recruiters push for IR35 reform delay to avoid ‘damaging’ growth

21 Jan 2020

Recruitment firms are pressing for the government to delay introducing private sector IR35 tax changes until 2021, which they say...

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Managers sweep harassment under the carpet, says CIPD report

21 Jan 2020

Almost a quarter of employees believe that – despite the rise of movements such as #MeToo – bullying and harassment...

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Hospital bosses asked for fingerprints to identify whistleblower

17 Jan 2020

An NHS trust requested fingerprints in an attempt to identify a whistleblower...

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Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

17 Jan 2020

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...

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‘Lack of leadership talent holding back large businesses’

16 Jan 2020

Leadership instability is blighting many top businesses, with a large minority of HR chiefs reporting difficulties in developing effective senior leaders.

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BBC unveils plans to relocate jobs from London

15 Jan 2020

The BBC has revealed more details about plans that will see at least two-thirds of its employees based outside of...

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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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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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Three in five parents work unpaid overtime to cope with workload

13 Jan 2020

Flexible working is unable to deliver the work-life balance that parents need, according to a report that finds three in...

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Family-friendly rights: what to look out for in 2020 and beyond

10 Jan 2020

Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...

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IR35 PRIVATE SECTOR

IR35 review ‘will not change legislation’

9 Jan 2020

The government will not consider changes to legislation as part of its review into new IR35 tax rules, it has...

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Could your HR policies be stifling compassion?

9 Jan 2020

As teams return to work and many employees continue to juggle heavy work demands with personal stress, how can HR...

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2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

8 Jan 2020

The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...

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