Compliance

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay: what HR needs to know

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will take employers by surprise, and force them to have to decide whether Covid-19 is now just an illness like any other, according to experts.

Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Digital right to work checks to be introduced from April

After a successful trial of digital right to work (RTW) checks during the pandemic, the UK government has committed to make the move permanent, starting 6 April 2022.

Wage exploitation left unchecked by government

Employers paying below the National Minimum Wage only stand to be found out once every 500 years.

First psychological health and safety standard awarded to UK business

The British Standards Institution has awarded its first certificate for psychological health and safety at work.

Knowing your supply chain post IR35 reform

Given the current climate and a raft of media exposure around ethics, exploitation and non-compliance in the recruitment and contingent workforce industry, it has never been more important that...

What to do about employees’ offensive social media posts

Following England’s disappointing Euro 2020 final defeat, social media has seen a torrent of racial abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. This has been accompanied by a growing...

Mandatory care vaccinations come with rights and risks

Coronavirus vaccinations are now mandatory for care home staff in England and ministers are considering extending compulsory vaccination measure to all NHS staff.

Third in HR fail to delete personal data

Six months on from the GDPR there are discrepancies between data protection policies and practices

Top eight HR risks, and how to handle them

The firefighting of the past few years has proved HR's capabilities in tackling risk - but despite what some people think, even HR doesn't have eyes in the back of its head. Here are some of of the...