HR practice

non-disclosure agreements

Prevent use of NDAs for discrimination and harassment cover-ups, say MPs

Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while...

Transforming culture: How to bring people with you through change (webinar)

11 Jun 2019

Find out how to create a culture where people thrive during change...

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Include regular voluntary overtime in holiday pay, judge rules

10 Jun 2019

Employers must now consider any voluntary overtime that is taken regularly in holiday pay calculations

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Channel 4’s relocation could see up to 90% take redundancy

10 Jun 2019

Up to 90% of staff at Channel 4 are considering taking redundancy rather than relocate away from London, it has been reported.

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Seven million reasons not to cheat on competition

10 Jun 2019

For many, the notion of a cartel may conjure up images of Columbian drug barons, but UK businesses need to...

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Wider NHS pension reform needed to remove overtime deterrent

5 Jun 2019

Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2019: Ramadan, redundancy and references

5 Jun 2019

Many employers will have staff who have been fasting over the last month, as they observe Ramadan.
The most popular...

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Supreme Court to hear ‘judges are workers’ case

4 Jun 2019

A judge who is seeking a clarification in the law to recognise judges as workers will make her case at...

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Half of staff support pay transparency to promote equality

3 Jun 2019

More than half (56%) of staff would be happy for pay information to be made publicly available in order to...

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‘Black and white minstrel’ worker wins racial harassment appeal

31 May 2019

An employee who dressed as a “black and white minstrel” at a work Christmas party and sung a “racist” song...

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More firms commit to employing ex-offenders

28 May 2019

An additional 230 organisations – including Greene King and Pret A Manger – have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the...

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Immigration rules on same-sex partners remain tough

24 May 2019

Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.

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IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

23 May 2019

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

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Bullying in the workplace:setting unrealistic targets

23 May 2019

Bullying in the workplace does not need to be aggressive or overt to cause real distress to employees, and sticky legal situations for employers. Setting unrealistic targets can also be interpreted as bullying, warns Kate Hilpern.

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Amazon investors told to press for better working conditions

20 May 2019

Investors have been urged to put pressure on Amazon to improve working conditions at its UK warehouses, following reports that...

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