New plans state UK companies must reveal gender pay gap

From 2018, organisations with over 250 people will have to reveal their gender pay gap. Bonuses, which are suspected to be a big factor of gender pay inequality, will also be included in the listings. Estimates from the Office for National Statistics suggests the pay gap currently stands at 19.2% for full- and part-time UK… Continue reading

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New contracts: not what the junior doctor ordered

How will junior doctors‘ resistance to a new contract will affect HR in the NHS? Last month major doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) called off a 48-hour walkout, planned for 26 January, by NHS junior doctors in England. It would have been the second of three strikes planned during January and February after… Continue reading

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Morning motivation – 10 top tips for getting you out of bed in the morning

Getting out of bed is never particularly easy, especially in these colder months. You may often find that you have to drag, bully or even bribe yourself out of bed in the morning ahead of commuting into work. Here’s our list of 10 ways that you can make getting out of bed in the morning… Continue reading

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National minimum wage: sleeping on the job?

There is little clarity on whether employers should pay staff the national minimum wage for overnight shifts and decisions tend to be highly case specific. Chloe Ricciardi and Stephen Jefferson consider recent case law. The question of whether employees should be paid the national minimum wage (NMW) for “sleep-ins” has caused difficulty in recent years.… Continue reading

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Worker sacked by text following miscarriage

A boss has sacked an employee after she called in sick after having suffered a miscarriage. Amy Larman, who worked at a pub in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, sent her boss, Adam Groves, a text message saying she would be unable to attend her shift following a miscarriage. Larman said she had informed Groves of… Continue reading

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