Pay & benefits

NHS consultants ‘better off’ working part-time

Senior doctors in the NHS are better off working part-time under new pension rules, the British Medical Association has warned....

Worker given free cigarettes seeks compensation after cancer diagnosis

25 Apr 2019

A former tobacco salesman with inoperable lung cancer is seeking compensation from his former employer after he was given hundreds...

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Pay awards edge above inflation in wages boost

25 Apr 2019

Pay awards have edged just above inflation, with the median basic pay award in the three months to March at...

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Directors held personally liable for exploitative treatment of farm workers

24 Apr 2019

Two company directors have been held personally liable for breaching employment contracts in a series of damning claims made by...

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Up to 15% of gender pay gap reports have errors

23 Apr 2019

Up to 1,600 organisations may have made mistakes in their gender pay gap calculations, with many calculating the median or...

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‘Give women a fair chance to lead’ urge psychology experts

18 Apr 2019

The low number of women in senior positions in organisations could be down to a lack of understanding of leadership...

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Caravan park staff not entitled to NMW for night call outs

18 Apr 2019

Workers who were on call during the evening were conducting “time work” and should have received an hourly rate under...

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Investor votes down appointments in firms that lack gender diversity

17 Apr 2019

One of the UK’s biggest investors voted against the re-election of more than 100 chairs last year because the organisations...

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Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

17 Apr 2019

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

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Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

16 Apr 2019

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

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How gender pay gap sums should be made more accurate

15 Apr 2019

Many of the errors in employers’ gender pay gap reports could be avoided if the government adopted simpler calculation methods and supported HR professionals to access statistical skills

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Outsourcing giant faces protests over payroll upgrade

11 Apr 2019

The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...

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Pensions row threatens Virgin and Stagecoach rail operations

11 Apr 2019

A row over the rail industry’s central pension scheme could see Virgin Trains cease operating in the UK later this...

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Pimlico’s Charlie Mullins: Gig economy reform needed, but don’t vilify us

10 Apr 2019

The name Pimlico Plumbers has become synonymous with the gig economy and workers’ rights over the past eight years. And...

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Will the Waterstones Living Wage petition make a difference?

10 Apr 2019

Waterstones staff campaigning for the “real” Living Wage have delivered a petition with more than 9,000 signatures to the bookseller’s...

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