Employment law

Supporting LGBT+ staff in the wake of cancelled London Pride

News of London Pride's cancellation for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions is a blow to many in the LGBT+ community.

HR risks tech overload following pandemic software surge

An increase in the number of digital tools used by businesses for people-related tasks is causing discord among employees and putting HR at risk of overload.

ESG and the role of HR

Data is starting to show a positive correlation between solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice and financial performance. In the UK alone, investors piled £2.9 billion into ESG...

Social care tax disproportionately affects low-income workers

National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for England's social care system.

Major rise in race discrimination claims in 2020

Employment tribunals in the UK saw a 48% rise in the number of race discrimination claims in 2020, according to new data stemming from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

Organisations urged to sign Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Half of respondents to a Miscarriage Association survey said they felt they had to return to work before they were ready, with many not knowing or being told about their right to pregnancy-related...

Danger: furlough fraud

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the country went into lockdown in March 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was put in place to help employers to retain their employees on PAYE by...

Is a permanent furlough scheme a possibility for the UK?

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has repeatedly called on the government to introduce a permanent furlough scheme to deal with future events or crises where government financial support is needed. The...

KPMG, Apple, BrewDog: How should HR handle a media storm?

Several private companies have found themselves at the eye of their own media storms this year as employees have taken to the press or social media to air concerns about company culture.

Workplace relationships nose dive after a year of remote working

Workplace relationships have taken a huge hit during the COVID pandemic, given 22% of UK workers meet their partner or spouse at work.

Cripwashing and the illusion of inclusion

With the publication of the UK government's National Disability Strategy in July and the Paralympics taking place this month, disability will briefly be in the spotlight this summer. It is a real...

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