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Labour Party pledge a new minimum wage and rights for all staff from day one

Labour Party pledge a new minimum wage and rights for all staff from day one

The leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, has promised to overhaul workers' rights including raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour and banning fire and rehire practices. Addressing a TUC conference on Tuesday, Mr. Starmer outlined various policies, as part...

Morrisons slashes sick pay for unvaccinated employees

Morrisons slashes sick pay for unvaccinated employees

Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket, is set to cut sick pay for unvaccinated workers who need to self-isolate. The company has justified the decision by saying that the intention is to encourage vaccine uptake, but also to mitigate the “biblical costs” of...

National Minimum Wage breaches put businesses at risk of hefty fines

National Minimum Wage breaches put businesses at risk of hefty fines

New research warns that firms could be inadvertently putting themselves at risk of fines after breaking National Minimum Wage laws. Grant Thompson UK, an accountancy firm, states that it has seen a marked rise in the number of companies being investigated for...

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Laura Darnley: Visa solutions for the current candidate shortage

Laura Darnley: Visa solutions for the current candidate shortage

In July, the government released its 'UK Innovation Strategy', setting out the plans to make the UK a world-leader in technology, innovation and research by 2035. Crucially, the plan to situate tech, innovation and research at the centre of the UK’s economy will...

Emma Clark: Employers need to wake up to the menopause

Emma Clark: Employers need to wake up to the menopause

By next year, it is estimated that one in six of the British workforce will be women over the age of 50. These women will (if they have not already) go through the menopause at an average age of 51. The pre-menopause stage called peri-menopausal or transition occurs...

Alan Price: Can employers restrict staff from taking foreign holiday?

Alan Price: Can employers restrict staff from taking foreign holiday?

The UK government has relaxed restrictions for visiting a handful of countries under a new traffic light system including places such as Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. Those returning to England from nations on the green list will need to take a pre-departure...

James Tamm: ‘Fire and Rehire’ – What do employers need to know?

James Tamm: ‘Fire and Rehire’ – What do employers need to know?

With flexible furlough set to finish at the end of September, there is a real risk that if the government doesn’t release additional funding to businesses, then ‘fire and rehire’ is likely to become more widespread. Companies may struggle to afford to keep staff on...

Daniel Stander: Is it lawful for employees to take on a second job?

Daniel Stander: Is it lawful for employees to take on a second job?

The news coverage of the Greensill scandal and “double-hatting” in the Civil Service has raised serious questions around taking on second jobs. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic will have driven many employees into taking on additional jobs, whether due to...

Rhona Darbyshire: The Expansion of Remote Working Rights

Rhona Darbyshire: The Expansion of Remote Working Rights

The trial run of remote and flexible working that the workforce has experienced over the last year has undoubtedly caused attitudes towards working to change drastically. Home working and flexible working hours have become “the new normal” and for many large...

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