New national minimum wage/living wage rates

posted by Jay Webb on March 5, 2019

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

posted by Jay Webb on February 13, 2019

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 2019  Click Here.

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What to look out for in 2019

posted by Jay Webb on January 8, 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  Click Here.

 

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2018’s key employment law learnings

posted by admin on December 19, 2018

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

To read the full article published on 18 Dec 2018 in People Management By Rafia Ahmad Click Here.

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Increases to state pension age – “could have far reaching consequences for workplace morale”

posted by admin on December 6, 2018

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.

To read the full article by Emily Blunt from People Management published on 6/12/18 Click Here.

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Quarter of UK workers have faced discrimination in the past year

posted by admin on October 10, 2018

Almost one in four (23 per cent) of UK employees has experienced workplace discrimination in the last 12 months, according to a study published on 25th September 2018.

The survey from soft skills training provider Learnlight revealed 12 per cent of workers had been discriminated against at work because of their gender, age, background, sexual orientation, culture or ethnicity. Roughly one in seven (14 per cent) reported witnessing discrimination against someone they knew at work in the past year.

The research, which questioned 1,080 UK employees online, also found that only half (51 per cent) were sure their employer had a policy to promote workplace diversity and inclusion.Almost one in four (23 per cent) UK employees has experienced workplace discrimination in the last 12 months, according to a study published on 25th September 2018.

 

To read the article by Maggie Baska from People Management published on 26/9/18 Click Here.

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New right to parental bereavement leave

posted by admin on October 9, 2018

Royal Assent has been received for the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018.  Bereaved employees will be given the right to two weeks away from work.

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Employers guidance on annual leave

posted by admin on September 4, 2018

UK workers who fail to use their annual leave entitlement are at risk of burnout and employers need to take steps to avoid this, says Simon Allison, People Management.

Click Here to read his article in People Management dated 21st August 2018.

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Employers ‘must be overt’ when monitoring staff in the workplace

posted by admin on August 30, 2018

TUC research reveals more than half of UK workers are concerned about being watched in some way.  Employers must be clear with their staff about their monitoring policies, experts have said, after a new report from the TUC revealed more than half of UK workers believe their boss monitors them at work.

To read the article by Emily Burt from People Management published on 20/8/18 Click Here.

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Fit for work advice helpline

posted by admin on August 29, 2018

Following the closer of the assessment service, which provided occupational health assessments for employees at risk of long-term sickness absence in England, Wales and Scotland.  Employers, employees and GPs will continue to be able to use the Fit for Work advice helpline, website and web chat, which offer general health and work advice as well as support on sickness absence.

To visit the Fit for Work website Click Here.

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