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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Whistleblower paid £137,000 after being ‘bullied’ out of his job

Balfour Beatty admits liability and regrets ‘’failing to support employee’ Balfour Beatty has paid £137,000 to a whistleblower who claimed he was “bullied” out of his job. Nigel McArthur, formally a pre-construction manager for the firm in Exmouth, said managers at the company hounded him after he raised concerns about the true cost of an… Continue reading

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ONS figures reveal record numbers of women in work

UK employment has reached a record 74 per cent across the UK in the three months to November 2015, with both women and young people benefitting from continued jobs growth. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that there were 31.39 million people in work, which is 267,000 more than for the three… Continue reading

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