In March 2020, the Department for Business, Energy &Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a consultation asking for comments on a proposal to give employees a week of unpaid leave each year to provide care.
Gender equality must be at the heart of the UK’s green and fair recovery, according to a new report that underlines the extent to which women’s career progression and opportunities continue to be disproportionately hampered by the pandemic.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has offered its strong support to a recommendation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that would see workers in the gig economy gaining the same protection as employed workers.
The Government has announced that care home staff in England who are within scope of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations can temporarily self-certify their medical exemption. This is temporary evidence for their employer that they do not need to get the vaccine; evidence needed in the employer’s compliance with the mandatory care home vaccine rules which apply from 11 November 2021.
Employers will no doubt remember the months leading up to May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and they had to have new policies and warning notices in place showing their awareness of the need for data protection and privacy.