Employment law

Gender pay gap reporting extension could give firms wrong message

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will be giving UK firms a six-month grace period if they do not report their gender pay gap data by 30 March (public sector) or 4 April (private) 2021.

How HR can make the most of the new IR35 rules

The long-awaited IR35 reforms are finally due to come into force in the UK on 6 April 2021, after a delay last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In these challenging times – as UK PLC looks to...

Quarter of HR leaders unsure where employees are working from

A global survey of HR professionals has found that teams need to be more aware of where in the world their staff are working.

Employment law changes: what to look out for in 2021

Employment law in the UK is ever evolving. In this article we capture the principal changes which have already, or will be, introduced in 2021.

Older workers’ employability is an HRD responsibility, part two

While people are working longer and longer, there is a perception that older workers are less able to move between jobs than younger cohorts, and HR needs to address that, finds Silvia Dello Russo.

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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.

Easy steps for HR to create trans-inclusive workplaces

Let me be blunt - in 2021, it is still the case that trans and gender diverse individuals face a significant level of discrimination and marginalisation in both society and the workplace. If we spoke...

Older workers’ employability is an HRD responsibility, part one

While people are working longer and longer, there is a perception that older workers are less able to move between jobs than younger cohorts, and HR needs to address that, finds Silvia Dello Russo.

Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

Time to get gritty with diversity and inclusion

I don’t know an organisation that doesn’t have targets. Whether it’s a charity setting a fundraising target; the NHS determining acceptable wait times for operations; start-ups aiming for market...

Why corporates need to go further with understanding the faith agenda

A plurality of thought is one of the many wonderful benefits of the UK’s democratic system, but in recent times, a feeling that goes beyond plurality has emerged: it is a feeling of division, on a...

UK government must be ‘more like Biden’ to save jobs

An economic boost four times as great as currently planned by government is needed to protect jobs and advance the UK economy, according to a new study.

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