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Playing with pensions could mean prison for reckless bosses

19 February 2019

Directors who recklessly put workers’ pensions at risk will face sentences of up to seven years, or unlimited fines, under new plans announced by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Pressure at work and mental health problems

18 February 2019

Published to coincide with Time to Talk Day 2019, a survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD) reveals that workplace pressure is seen as a major contributing factor to mental health issues among business leaders.

EU sets out rules for predictable working conditions

14 February 2019

As one of its conditions for supporting the withdrawal agreement, the Labour Party is reportedly asking the Government to guarantee that the numerous EU laws protecting workers are maintained in UK law after Brexit.

Ten tips for talking about mental health at work

12 February 2019

The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) has shared 10 tips for how to open the discussion about mental health with workers.

Do firms have to keep records of hours worked each day?

12 February 2019

A question first raised in the Spanish courts by a trade union has reached the EU’s Court of Justice (CJEU) which asked one of its senior lawyers to review the case.

Acas guidance to help prevent age discrimination at work

11 February 2019

Treating someone unfairly because of age is against the law (the Equality Act 2010), apart from in very limited circumstances, as age is one of the nine special areas of life guarded as what is known as protected characteristics.

Advice for firms with employees travelling after Brexit

11 February 2019

With parliamentary votes being held regularly at the moment, it still remains a possibility that the UK may leave the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019.

Latest guidance on preventing illegal working

8 February 2019

The Home Office has published an updated (January 2019) version of its “Code of practice on preventing illegal working” which can be found at https://bit.ly/2TkPbt1.

How to recruit women for the 21st century

7 February 2019

Issues such as gender segregation, unconscious bias and discrimination continue to have an impact on female recruitment across the labour market, a cross-party group of MPs said, as it launched a toolkit supporting greater female progression in the workplace.

Union hails “self-employment plus” deal

5 February 2019

Describing it as a ground-breaking pay deal, the GMB union has announced that leading consumer delivery company Hermes is to offer self-employed couriers the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings.