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14 Jan 2020
We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...
26 Oct 2019
Nearly one million workers aged over 50 are now working through the night with night working at its highest level since records began.
25 Oct 2019
The clocks go back an hour at 2:00am on Sunday 27 October 2019. But what does this mean for night workers?
30 May 2019
Researchers have debunked the idea that shift work increases the risk of developing breast cancer, finding there was little or...
30 Apr 2019
A retail union has urged the government to better protect shop workers from violence and verbal abuse, after it emerged...
18 Apr 2019
Workers who were on call during the evening were conducting “time work” and should have received an hourly rate under...
2 Aug 2017
Working night shifts is associated with a reduced ability to repair DNA lesions that can, over time, cause DNA damage...
5 Sep 2012
How the body clock works remains a mystery, but the effects of shift patterns on it and overall wellbeing are...
3 Jul 2012
Frequent night shifts can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, research has argued.A study of women in...
20 Apr 2012
Two night-shift care workers who were sacked after being found asleep on duty and who claimed they were “asserting the right...
20 Apr 2011
The Government is being urged to limit the length of night shifts to eight hours, after a study warned that...
4 Dec 2009
Night-shift workers are at a significantly increased risk of impaired glucose metabolism, latest research has suggested. A study in the...
3 Jun 2009
A recent payout by the Danish government highlights the risks to health of prolonged night-shift work. William O'Neill assesses the dangers for employers, and how they might have to handle them.