National living wage will affect half of employers

More than half (54%) of UK employers say the national living wage, which comes into force on 1 April 2016, will have an effect on the paybill. That’s according to research by the CIPD and the Resolution Foundation think-tank, which suggested that the retail and hospitality sectors will be hardest hit. Four out of five… Continue reading

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Risk of tribunals increases with rise of flexible, insecure contracts, finds research

Study shows lack of control over work patterns harms employee mental health Employers could be facing a raft of employment tribunal claims from ‘the new workforce’ as research has found that ‘manager controlled flexible scheduling’ has a clear impact on employee mental health. According to research from the University of Cambridge, rising job insecurity and… Continue reading

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Firms losing three weeks per employee each year because of staff sickness

Unhealthy lifestyles and poor health are costing British firms £57 billion a year in lost productivity British companies are losing on average 23.5 days of productive time per employee each year because of staff sickness and ill-health, according to Britain’s Healthiest Company, a collaboration between VitalityHealth, Mercer, and The Sunday Telegraph. The research measured both… Continue reading

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National living wage will affect half of employers

More than half (54%) of UK employers say the national living wage, which comes into force on 1 April 2016, will have an effect on the paybill. That’s according to research by the CIPD and the Resolution Foundation think-tank, which suggested that the retail and hospitality sectors will be hardest hit. Four out of five… Continue reading

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Bank worker who licked – then punched – colleague at party was fairly dismissed

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a bank worker who licked the face of a colleague and punched him at a work party was fairly dismissed. Stephen Simpson rounds up recent employment decisions. Key differences justified different sanctions for misconduct at work event In MBNA v Jones, the EAT found a dismissal was fair despite… Continue reading

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