Protection from detriment in health and safety cases

27 May 2021

Workers cannot be subjected to a detriment by their employer for leaving or refusing to return to their workplace or for taking steps to protect themselves in circumstances of danger which the workers reasonably believe to be serious and imminent.

CBI sets out new UK economic strategy

27 May 2021

Following the shocks of Brexit and Covid-19, and in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow. The CBI has issued what it describes as a landmark economic plan seeking to establish a competitive, dynamic and future-focused UK.

GMC sets new targets to tackle inequality and discrimination

25 May 2021

General Medical Council (GMC) Chair Dame Clare Marx has announced new targets to tackle inequality and discrimination, as GMC data show disproportionate fitness to practise referrals of ethnic minority doctors from employers, and unequal outcomes in education and training.

Minimum wage enforcement must adapt to post-Covid labour market

25 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has left low-paid workers more vulnerable and businesses under greater pressure than ever before which increases the risk of minimum wage underpayment and demands a proactive and strategic response from the Government.

Flexible hours at work dropped during pandemic

24 May 2021

According to analysis by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the use of flexible working hours — including part-time, flexi-time and compressed hours —- has fallen over the course of the pandemic, in contrast to the growth in working from home.

Campaign to raise awareness of job scams

21 May 2021

Working alongside JobsAware, Disclosure Scotland and AccessNI, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is running a campaign to raise awareness of job scams and employment fraud among job seekers.