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Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist: OH team of the year (public sector)

25 Sep 2020

A week today (on October 2) we will be revealing the winners of the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020....

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Job Support Scheme ‘won’t reduce job losses’

25 Sep 2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will not save enough jobs and could be improved if the government scraps its ‘poorly...

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No ‘cooling off period’ for skilled workers relocating to the UK

25 Sep 2020

New guidance for employers that wish to recruit workers from abroad from next year has been published, but the long-awaited...

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Plan to bring civil servants back to the office ‘a waste of time’

25 Sep 2020

The leader of a union representing senior civil servants has branded the government’s attempts at bringing staff back to Whitehall...

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Job Support Scheme: two thirds of two thirds?

24 Sep 2020

As announcements go, it was far from the clearest. It was only when the above graphic was tweeted by HM...

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Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends

24 Sep 2020

Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new...

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Chancellor unveils Job Support Scheme to curb winter job losses

24 Sep 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his plans for protecting jobs after the furlough scheme closes at the end of October.

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Black barrister misidentified many times in one day at court

24 Sep 2020

A black barrister was yesterday (23 September) stopped and mistaken for a defendant several times in one day at her court workplace.

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Test and trace app a key part in jobs effort, says Boris Johnson

24 Sep 2020

Prime minister urges people to download app as part of drive to restore economy and jobs.

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Security guard called ‘honey’ by manager wins £10k in sex discrimination case

24 Sep 2020

The worker was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take paid holiday.

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Facing an annual leave backlog? Employers’ questions answered

24 Sep 2020

After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...

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Dismissed Lidl worker claims to follow ancient Hellenistic philosophy

24 Sep 2020

Stoicism – an ancient philosophy – is a protected characteristic, rules tribunal.

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Pay freezes take hold as median award hits zero

24 Sep 2020

The headline pay award for the three months to the end of August dropped to zero, according to the latest...

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Don’t rush to make redundancies, insist key industry bodies

24 Sep 2020

Employers must “exhaust all possible alternatives” before making redundancies, a joint statement from Acas, the Confederation of British Industry and...

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EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

24 Sep 2020

Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...

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