As the European Parliament nears the end of its current mandate, MEPs have been busily clearing the decks with some significant items of legislation receiving approval (see New EU directive backs gig economy workers).
More than 70% of the 457,000 net annual increase in the number of people in work over the past year has gone to people aged 50 and over, according to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
It is a phrase more often seen in the tabloid press but, according to the High Court, if an animal technician had succeeded in her claim against Cancer Research UK (CRUK), it would have been seen as an example of “health and safety gone mad”.
As the Government publicised the recent move whereby payslips will now have to include the number of hours worked, it also revealed further “trailblazing reforms” which, it said, will give workers “ground-breaking new rights”.
According to the 2019 Health and Well-Being at Work survey produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Simplyhealth, employers remain divided in how strategic and proactive they are with regard to employee wellbeing.