What impact would a right to disconnect have?

Australia has just joined some other countries, including France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, in adopting a ‘right to disconnect’ from work in various forms.

Could extending paternity leave help reduce the UK's gender pay gap?

The UK government recently announced it had no plans to increase paternity leave and pay.

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The legal implications of software surveillance

In the aftermath of Covid-19, with more employees home working than ever before, it is perhaps unsurprising that there has been an increase in the implementation of software surveillance.

Actions employers can take to close the green skills gap

Becky Schnauffer was right in her reflections on COP28: HR professionals will play a pivotal role in cultivating green skills within their organisation. And this is a responsibility shared by...

Acas Predictable Working Pattern Code will create red tape for contractors, says APSCo

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has said the draft Acas Code of Practice on handling predictable working pattern requests will create more red tape, reduce productivity and...

Employment law updates for 2024

As we enter 2024 and prepare for the year ahead, HR professionals and business leaders will be gearing up for employment law changes coming into force that will have a practical impact on their...

How an employer can turn a loss into a win at a tribunal

Employers often ask if they’re going to win a claim. Even if a tribunal finds that an employee has been unfairly dismissed, if the amount they award the employee is less than you were willing to pay,...

Acas launches predictable working pattern consultation

Workplace arbitration body Acas has launched a consultation into its Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern, ahead of new legislation.

More than 200 employers named and shamed for failing to pay National Minimum Wage

Following investigations by HMRC which concluded between 2017 and 2019, 202 employers have been named and shamed by the government for failing to pay their staff the legal minimum wage.

How should employers support parents with a seriously ill child?

A petition has been started for a statutory requirement for employers to offer career breaks for parents with a seriously ill child, but some have questioned the practicality of such a policy.

Labour’s zero-hours contract pledge divides experts

Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the Labour Party, promised to ban zero-hours contracts if Labour comes into power at the next election.

Four future HR trends from Dayforce’s Insights conference

Held at the Wynn in Las Vegas, HR software company Dayforce (formerly Ceridian) hosted three days of sessions and talks, headlined by actor Kevin Bacon.