Operational Efficiency

How should leaders communicate the new flexible working law to employees? 

Most (70%) employees are unaware of their right to request flexible work adjustments from day one. How can employers communicate this to employees in a clear, inclusive way?

Calling pregnant employee ‘emotional’ was discrimination, tribunal rules

Describing a pregnant employee 'emotional and tearful' is pregnancy discrimination, an employment tribunal ruled.

Employers sustain return to office push

Nearly all (98%) companies have continued to encourage employees to return to the office, research by Towergate Health & Protection found.

"Multinational companies need a cohesive approach to employee benefits"

In an era defined by interconnectedness and globalisation, multinational companies find themselves navigating increasingly diverse markets and cultural landscapes.

Features

Raising awareness of HIE

As an HR professional, I have supported many employees as they have navigated through difficult, childbirth-related situations that have understandably impacted their work.

Legal ease: The risks of using biometric technology in the workplace

Allowing employees access to buildings and data by scanning their hand, face or eyes can be seamless and secure. But HR must be aware of the legal and regulatory risks.

How is holiday pay changing?

We asked employment lawyers to explain the changes to holiday pay and entitlement which came into effect on 1 April 2024.

MPs call for sick pay boost

Statutory sick pay (SSP) is failing to provide enough support for those who most need financial help when ill; it should be increased and made more widely available, MPs said last week (28 March).

Pensions dashboard deadline confirmed

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its pension dashboard guidance, revealing that the new deadline for pension firms to provide a connected service is due to fall on 31 October...

HR faces real-terms pay cut due to inflation, analysis finds

HR professionals have faced a real-terms pay cut of as much as 8% since 2021 due to the cost of inflation, analysis by HR software provider Ciphr has revealed.

Flexible working request clashes with reasonable adjustments in tribunal

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Scottish government employee, whose flexible working request was denied, is classed as disabled under the Equality Act due to anxiety and fear of crowded...

Uber Eats driver wins payout for racially biased AI checks

A black Uber eats driver has received a financial settlement after facial recognition checks required to access the app were ruled as racially discriminatory at an employment tribunal.