Employment law

How shared parental leave is failing women

Women’s stereotypical role as primary caregivers has been exacerbated by the pandemic, with new home-schooling responsibilities being reported as having fallen predominantly on women. Shared parental...

Is 2021 finally the year women can discuss menopause in the workplace?

It is increasingly clear to me, since I became peri-menopausal, that we do not have nearly enough conversations about how this monumental life event, the menopause, affects our working habits.

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What can HR do to keep high-risk workers safe from coronavirus?

The many changes and restrictions COVID-19 has brought are becoming a new way of life. However, there are significant variations in how employers are reacting to the pandemic and the lengths they’re...

Long-term furlough will take its toll on employees

The announcement that the furlough scheme is being extended until September has drawn a mixed reaction from commentators. From those who are praising the chancellor for taking a brave but costly step...

What HR wants Rishi Sunak to know before the Spring Budget

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce his Budget plans tomorrow, HR magazine found out what HR wants from the government's financial plans.  

Restaurant chain Tomahawk Steakhouse “abusing” furlough scheme

A misuse of the furlough scheme by restaurant chain Tomahawk Steakhouse has angered workers unions and highlighted the importance of HR involvement when caring for staff.

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.

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