Helping employers improve returner recruitment policies

18 June 2019

A pilot scheme that will help parents get back into work is being tested in Yorkshire and the Humber and, if successful, will be rolled out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) across the rest of the country.

Appeal Court agrees to voluntary overtime in holiday pay

14 June 2019

In the case of Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) with regard to whether voluntary overtime was part of normal remuneration if it was paid over a “sufficient period of time”.

Early May Bank Holiday to be moved in 2020

14 June 2019

The Government have confirmed the Early May Bank Holiday will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May in 2020 to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Worker entitlements may differ depending on the wording around Bank Holidays in their employment contracts.

Higher rents are restricting job mobility

13 June 2019

The common stereotype of millennials being footloose in the world of work is wide of the mark, according to a new report from a leading independent think tank which suggests that young private renters’ propensity to move areas for work has fallen by two-thirds over the last 20 years.

Data protection has not gone away

12 June 2019

This time last year every organisation in the country seemed to be rushing to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with email in-boxes across the country filled with requests to confirm the right to keep and use personal information.

MPs call for a ban on gagging clauses

11 June 2019

The Government must address the failure of the employment tribunal system to ensure all employees who have experienced discrimination have a meaningful route of redress, a leading Parliamentary Committee has argued in a new report.

Brexit continues to cast a shadow over employers

10 June 2019

The latest deadline by which the UK must decide whether and how to leave the EU may still be several months away but new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) suggest that uncertainty about Brexit remains a major worry.

Good news for low-paid workers

10 June 2019

Low pay could be eliminated by the middle of the 2020s, according to the Resolution Foundation’s latest annual Low Pay Britain report which highlights that the proportion of low-paid workers across Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980.