Employment law

Change to maternity law in government could open doors for working mothers

New changes brought in by government will mean cabinet ministers will soon be able to take six months maternity leave on full pay.

Spotting domestic abuse has become a bigger problem for HR

Remote working and the coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for employers to spot the signs of domestic abuse.

Hot topic part two: Mandatory COVID vaccinations at work

The UK’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December 2020. In response London plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, has said it will be introducing a so called ‘no jab, no job’ policy as soon as...

Number of black FTSE 100 leaders drops to zero due to "vanilla boys' club" of senior leaders

The number of black people at the top of Britain's biggest companies has fallen to zero, as new research has found that there are fewer black people at the top of FTSE 100 firms than ever before.

Special leave should be for all employees not just parents and carers

With boundaries between work and home life blurring into one, how can businesses support their employees with balancing it all?

Hot topic part one: Mandatory COVID vaccinations at work

The UK’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December 2020. In response London plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, has said it will be introducing a so called ‘no jab, no job’ policy as soon as...

The rise of aggressive tactics against employees

Some employers in sectors badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly using aggressive tactics to save money.

HR struggling to enforce lockdown rules

Monitoring staff’s adherence to lockdown rules outside the office is proving difficult for HR.

Manage workplace animosity with tact and respect

In a powerful inauguration speech last week, President Biden called upon American citizens to “join forces, stop shouting and lower the temperature.”

Pension Schemes Act 2021 – a regulatory year to remember

While its road to Royal Assent has been far from smooth, the new Pension Schemes Act ushers in a new regulatory era for occupational pensions.

Five HR steps for managing Brexit compliance

The official “Brexit date” was 1 January 2020, but it has taken a further year for real changes to come into place with the leaving of the customs union and single market on 31 December 2020. When it...

Fire and rehire tactics surge during COVID-19

Fire and rehire tactics are becoming more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

Employment law