Legislation

When the workplace needs love contracts

The return to the office has brought attention back to love contracts as employers brace for the next wave of workplace love affairs.

Rail strike could be combatted with agency workers following legal change

Government is considering using agency workers to replace striking staff during one of the largest rail strikes in history, set to take place next week.

Right to work digital ID check providers chosen

The UK government has made the Post Office and identity verification platform Yoti the first certified digital identity service providers (IDSP) to carry out right to work checks across the country.

Does ‘porngate' highlight the need for HR to police employees' work time?

A political scandal around porn-watching at work reopened the debate on whether employees need strict management of what they get up to while on-the-clock, says Dan Cave.

'Long overdue' Statutory Sick Pay reforms brought to parliament

Proposed reforms to the UK's Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system are planned to be introduced to parliament today.

Could menstrual leave policies work in the UK?

Spain has announced reforms which will allow women to take up to three days menstrual leave per month, becoming the first European country to do so.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Employment Bill snub in Queen's speech leaves workers' rights in limbo

The long-awaited Employment Bill will not form part of the Queen's Speech, leaving working standards at a crossroads.

EHRC Race Legal Support Fund: What employers need to know

In November 2021 the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched a new legal fund to tackle race discrimination. How is being used?

HR must heed the warnings of IR35 tribunals

Mote Cricket Club is now listed alongside Uber and Pimlico Plumbers as an organisation hauled through the tribunals by individuals asserting that they were employees or workers, not contractors.

IR35: off-payroll one year on

As the anniversary of the 2021 IR35 private sector reforms – what has been the impact of the first year of off payroll working rules?

New mothers' rights in the workplace – everything you need to know

On Mother’s Day it is important to not only celebrate all the hard work and care that mothers do, but also to draw attention to the many hurdles they still face in today’s society, and how they can be...