Pay & benefits by Hannah Vickery 1 Nov 2013 NHS Latest News Pay & benefits Pay NHS contractors in line with NHS employees, union urges by Ashleigh Webber 2 Aug 2021 Unison has written to firms that provide cleaners, security guards and catering staff to the NHS. Latest News Holidays and holiday pay Leave Employers should urge workers to take time off, says Acas by $author_id ?> Ashleigh Webber 30 Jul 2021 Burnout warning as research finds four in 10 UK employees have taken less paid leave during the pandemic than pre-Covid times. Sectors Tax Freelance workers Home Office must pay £30m bill for incorrect IR35 assessments by $author_id ?> Personnel Today 29 Jul 2021 The Home Office is the latest government department to fall foul of the government's own IR35 laws. Tax Agency workers Latest News ‘Scandalous’ umbrella companies should be banned, urges TUC by $author_id ?> Personnel Today 29 Jul 2021 The government should ban the use of umbrella companies to employ workers and make organisations liable for upholding workers' rights, the TUC has said. Gig economy Economics, government & business Latest News Labour launches plan for a single status of ‘worker’ by $author_id ?> Adam McCulloch 27 Jul 2021 If in power Labour would introduce policies that could end the need for court cases to determine the status of gig workers. Europe Manufacturing Coronavirus Italian firm offers vaccine refusers six months’ paid leave by $author_id ?> Adam McCulloch 27 Jul 2021 The move by Italian high-end design firm Brunello Cucinelli is designed to protect workers who have been vaccinated. Working from home Business travel Company cars HR warned over employees’ use of private cars for business trips by $author_id ?> Adam McCulloch 27 Jul 2021 Poor maintenance and high emissions means HR should keep a firm grip on their ‘grey fleets’ a new study concludes. View more Pensions Insolvency Latest News Pensions What employees need to know about pensions protections by Katherine Easter 2 Jul 2021 Employees are understandably concerned about the safety of their retirement savings when they read about insolvencies or the collapse of... Gender pay gap Gender Benefits UK gender pensions gap averages 38% by Zoe Wickens 27 May 2021 Research carried out by PensionBee has revealed that depending on age and location, the UK gender pensions gap is as... Freelance workers Gig economy Auto-enrolment Pensions Regulator: Gig firms should offer pensions by Ashleigh Webber 18 May 2021 The chief executive of The Pensions Regulator has said it is working with Uber to set up a workplace pension. View more Minimum wage Modern slavery Employment law Agency workers Workers’ rights watchdog to be launched by Ashleigh Webber 8 Jun 2021 Government confirms it will launch a single enforcement body to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on unscrupulous employment practices. National living wage Coronavirus Written statement of employment particulars Low-paid workers at greatest risk of redundancy by Jo Faragher 7 Jun 2021 Low-paid workers are at greatest risk of losing their jobs when the government’s furlough scheme closes, new research has found. Employment tribunals Latest News Holidays and holiday pay Post Office postmasters seek worker status ruling by Ashleigh Webber 3 Jun 2021 More than 100 postmasters and sub-postmasters are taking the Post Office to an employment tribunal in a bid to be recognised as ‘workers'. View more Equal pay Sexual harassment North America USA US games giant beset by ‘frat boy’ culture, state officials allege by Adam McCulloch 23 Jul 2021 The owner of the Call of Duty and StarCraft games franchises is facing legal action over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination against women. Social mobility Sectors Financial services ‘Poor conduct around diversity should impact bankers’ careers’ by Adam McCulloch 7 Jul 2021 Proposal to make adverse conduct part of an individual’s ‘fit and proper’ assessment, catches employment lawyer's eye. Gender pay gap Sectors Retail What does the European Court’s Tesco ruling mean? by Adam McCulloch 7 Jun 2021 The European Court win for the Tesco workers was significant, but there is still a long road ahead. View more Benefits Working from home Business travel Company cars HR warned over employees’ use of private cars for business trips by Adam McCulloch 27 Jul 2021 Poor maintenance and high emissions means HR should keep a firm grip on their ‘grey fleets’ a new study concludes. Maternity Paternity Family-friendly working Family-friendly policies: Five ways for employers to enhance their offering by Rachel Sharp 27 Jul 2021 Being a family-friendly employer that goes beyond the statutory provisions can bring a host of benefits, including improving recruitment and... Working from home Environment Hybrid working A new leaf: fix the office with some foliage by Adam McCulloch 26 Jul 2021 Bringing the home into the office will help us feel more comfortable in offices after so long working at home; going big on plants may be the way forward. 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