Friday Podcast: Working Time Directive opt-out, pay cuts and pensions, Christmas sickies

HR news and analysis including:

  • Why the UK is likely to lose its current exemption rights from the Working Time Directive, forcing employees to stop working more than 48 hours a week. We debate the latest thinking from MEPs in Brussels.
  • Whether making pay cuts instead of job cuts will actually cause problems for employees further down the line when they come to taking pensions, or indeed, if and when they get made redundant. Plus: Is the move to reduce workers’ salaries just stalling the inevitable?
  • How HR can minimise the sick days called in after office Christmas parties. Experts talk about what the role of HR is and what the role of the line manager is.

Presenter Louisa Peacock is joined by Greg Pitcher and John Charlton. 

Edited and produced by Louisa Peacock.

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