MEPs support proposal to protect whistleblowers

25 April 2019

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).

New EU directive backs gig economy workers

25 April 2019

Members of the European Parliament have approved a new directive setting out minimum rights for workers with gig economy jobs such as those offered by Uber or Deliveroo.

Employer not liable for incident at staff Christmas party

17 April 2019

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”.

Minister promises end of Swedish Derogation

16 April 2019

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”.

Survey finds employers split between reactive and proactive

15 April 2019

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.

Failure to re-engage costs energy company dearly

12 April 2019

Having failed to offer a claimant his job back, as instructed by a tribunal, Scottish & Southern Energy plc (SSE) has been told that it must pay Donald Nutt £226,352, increased from the £140,696 originally awarded.

TUC calls for overhaul of shared parental leave

11 April 2019

With only 1% of new parents who are eligible to take shared parental leave (SPL) taking advantage of this possibility, the TUC has called for an overhaul of the system on the fourth anniversary of its introduction.

Business needs to help women to succeed

10 April 2019

According to the CBI, it is not only morally right that employers should treat women equally over issues such as pay and promotion, it also makes total business sense.