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‘Unfair’ non-compete and exclusivity clauses to be curtailed

4 Dec 2020

The government has confirmed it intends to crack down on and potentially ban the use of non-compete clauses in employment...

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Six ways to support bereaved employees

3 Dec 2020

On National Grief Awareness Day (December 3), Rebecca Mian shares some advice on how employers can support employees going through...

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Private sector pay optimism grows for 2021

3 Dec 2020

Private sector workers are set to receive average pay rises of 2.4% in 2021, up from an average of 2.2%...

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Disabled jobseekers ‘still face barriers to public sector roles’

3 Dec 2020

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has broken down numerous barriers that often stop disabled people finding work, there is still a...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2020: furlough, sponsor licences

3 Dec 2020

The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October, means that...

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Lloyd’s underwriter loses constructive unfair dismissal case

3 Dec 2020

An employee of a Lloyd’s of London underwriter who was bullied at work has won his case for constructive unfair...

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Bonmarché joins high street fashion casualties

3 Dec 2020

Philip Day-owned fashion chain saved from brink in 2019 is back in administration.

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Warning of ‘second pandemic’ of mental ill health

3 Dec 2020

The mental health charity Mind has warned of a “second pandemic” of mental ill health, as calls to its helpline...

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NHS reporting higher than average take-up of flu vaccination

3 Dec 2020

Three-quarters (75%) of those aged 65 and over in England had received their free vaccine by the final week of...

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Food processing sites could become Covid ‘super spreaders’ this Christmas

3 Dec 2020

Food processing factories could become “super spreaders” of Covid-19 in the run up to Christmas, the union body the TUC...

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Will the pandemic trigger more transparency on pay?

3 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered employers’ relationships with their workers in a number of ways, with increased trust and honesty...

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Whistleblowers who also claim discrimination likely to lose tribunal case

3 Dec 2020

Whistleblowers who claim to be victims of workplace discrimination are more likely to lose their case, according to new research....

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Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

2 Dec 2020

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

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Cold working environments a Covid-19 risk factor, report finds

2 Dec 2020

Occupational health teams should consider working at low temperatures as a risk factor for Covid-19 infection, as research has suggested...

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Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

2 Dec 2020

As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff...

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