Being a family-friendly employer

27 May 2020

Working parents are afforded certain rights under employment law and employers need to ensure they are aware of them. Not only can failure in this area result in costly discrimination claims, it can also mean the difference between a low or a high retention rate. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines points that employers can consider when aiming to be family-friendly employers.

Supporting employees who work flexibly

27 May 2020

Flexible working as an employee benefit has grown in stature since the legal entitlement to request flexibility was opened to all employees with 26 weeks’ service in 2014. Prior to this date, employees could only submit a request where the flexibility was related to their childcare or dependant care responsibilities.

Can train, will train

27 May 2020

The British Safety Council now offers online training, says James Mansbridge.

Exercise app launched

27 May 2020

A new free app, mayathon, is helping people to enjoy shared exercise while apart during coronavirus. Users can buddy up and do 26 minutes of exercise every day – the Chief Medical Officer-recommended amount of physical activity.

Furloughed but not forgotten

27 May 2020

The Furlough scheme may lead to a significant workplace mental health challenge, says Mike Clancy.

COVID-19 BAME deaths inquiry under way

26 May 2020

The government has announced an inquiry into why black and minority ethnic Britons have been “disproportionately” affected by coronavirus.