Compliance

Legalising ‘no jab, no job’ vaccine policy

Employers may be able to insist that new employees take the COVID-19 vaccine, however HR is concerned it will create a minefield of compliance and discrimination issues.

Coronavirus pandemic has been an exercise in risk management

Coronavirus has provided businesses with the opportunity to carry out risk management processes in real time, according to Dan Peyton, partner at law firm McGuire Woods LLP.

Leading by example

'Lead by example' is one of those oft-touted, but much less often enacted phrases used in management. HR, legal, and compliance professionals spend a lot of time crafting policies which set the rules...

The UK government should be doing more to help the self-employed during the Coronavirus pandemic

Many countries have taken exceptional measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus crisis but it is hard to identify any providing as much support as the UK.

HR’s view on the 2020 Budget

HR magazine spoke to professionals in the sector to gauge the reaction to the UK’s new financial plans

Revised IR35 making contractors look for permanent roles

Due to the UK government’s upcoming revised tax rules, 19% of contractors have said they are looking for permanent roles

Poor working practices revealed at Nando’s

Staff at restaurant chain Nando’s have claimed they are forced to clock out early but don’t get paid for working overtime cleaning

IR35 reform to go ahead

The government has confirmed changes to off-payroll working rules (IR35) will go ahead on 6 April 2020

Marks and Spencer jobs at risk

Marks and Spencer (M&S) is set to close two of its clothing distribution centres, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk

Back to basics... Criminal offences outside the workplace

Our back to basics series brings you top tips from industry experts on the bread and butter areas of HR

NDAs should not be used to silence workplace harassment

Employers should use full and fair procedures to try and resolve any workplace issues, instead of using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), according to new guidance

HR's role in preventing county lines crime

County lines crime is increasing and young people are getting sucked in. HR can work with local authorities and the police to help safeguard vulnerable employees