Workers' rights

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.

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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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...

Uber’s Supreme Court loss demonstrates the difficulties in defining employment

The Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV and others v Aslam and others on 19 February.

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.

Stop asking about current salary in job interviews

"How much are you currently earning?" is a question hated by many job applicants – and rightly so. When I’m asked this question it makes me feel like I’m stepping into a trap, showing my cards, and...

Uber’s rights ruling could have implications for UK gig economy

Proposed changes to Uber drivers' rights could have wide-reaching effects for the European gig economy.

Single working parents unable to escape debt

Single parents are unable to work their way out of debt despite working full time, a new report by charities Gingerbread and StepChange has discovered.

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...

January's most read stories

?January was far from a quiet month for HR. We look back at some of the month’s most read stories just in case you missed them the first time around.

Unilever’s living wage pledge could lift millions out of poverty

Last week, consumer goods company Unilever said that it will refuse to do business with any firm that does not pay at least a living wage or income to its employees by 2030.

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.