ECJ: Employers must ensure staff are not overworking
The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must take steps to make sure their staff are not exceeding the 48-hour maximum working week and are taking adequate rest breaks.
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Parliament to consider new flexible working bill introduced this week to parliament
Under a new bill introduced to parliament this week, employers may find themselves forced to make all job roles flexible by default, as opposed to employees having to request to work flexibly.
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Health at work: prevention is better than cure
Rachel Suff, Public Policy Adviser, Employment Relations at CIPD calls for employers to do more to create healthier working environments so prevent mental and physical illnesses for staff.
Simplyhealth’s foreword in the CIPD and Simplyhealth’s recently published annual health and well-being survey report makes a crucial point in citing Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie: ‘The NHS 10-year plan is a huge opportunity, but it will be judged by how it prioritises prevention. We must of course treat illness but even smarter would be to prevent it. With 40% of all poor health being preventable and 60% of 60-year-olds experiencing at least one long-term condition, this has to be a no brainer.’
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IR35 will apply to private sector from 2020 Government confirms
Medium and large businesses have nine months to prepare for off-payroll legislation or risk significant impact on business performance and talent pool.
Private sector organisations have just nine months to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules that will put the burden of categorising contractors’ and contingent workers’ tax status onto the businesses that hire them.
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Brexit Guidance has been published
ACAS has published guidance on the potential impact of Brexit on workplaces.
It links to the government’s technical guidance on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. It sets out the impact of Brexit on EU citizens working in the UK, including the possibility of EU citizens applying for ‘settled status’.
We recommend that you start to discuss the matter with any EU citizens you employ, if you have not already, and the guidance gives examples of key points to consider.
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New national minimum wage/living wage rates
The new national minimum wage/living wage rates come into effect in April. Make sure you’re up-to-date with the changes.
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Right to work checks move online
From 28 January 2019, there has been a significant change in how employers are able to carry out right to work checks in the UK.
Laura Darnley, Employment Associate at HRC Law reports in People Management. To read the full article published on 12 February 2019Click here to view full article >>
What to look out for in 2019
What employment law developments should HR professionals be aware of in the year ahead?
Brexit is the biggest ‘known unknown’, Other developments and April changes.
Paula Kathrens, Partner in the employment law team at Blake Morgan reports in People Management. To read the full article published on 2 January 2019
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2018’s key employment law learnings
Rafia Ahmad of People Management reflects on the five most significant employment law lessons from 2018: Employment status, Back pay, Shared Parental Pay (SPL), GDPR & #MeToo
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Increases to state pension age – “could have far reaching consequences for workplace morale”
First rise in age to affect both men and women comes into force today.
Emily Blunt from People Management reported that employers should be aware of the long-term impact changes to the state pension age could have on their workforce, experts today warned, as the government’s incremental increases for men and women came into effect for the first time.
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