Gender pay gap obligations: things employers need to do

Gender pay gap obligations: things employers need to do     Employers need to remember the following 6 key points when publishing and gathering the information required by government to help tackle the gender pay gap between men and women, These obligations will start in April this year, and the first data will then be… Continue reading

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British Land unveils equal pay benefits for new parents

British Land unveils equal pay benefits for new parents   UK company British land has introduced a new Shared Parental benefits policy that provides both parents with equal pay benefits following the birth or adoption of a child. This goes beyond statutory Shared parental Leave (SPL) requirements, and will encourage both parents to play an equal… Continue reading

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Government makes U-turn on national insurance rises

__     The Government has announced it will scrap plans to increase national insurance payments for the self-employed.     Chancellor Philip Hammond wrote a letter to Tory MPs in which he stated there would be no increases in rates this Parliament, and will make a further statement on the matter in the House… Continue reading

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Are zero hour contracts creating ‘disposable labour’?

__     The number of people on zero-hour contracts has increased by1 3% over the past year reaching a record 905,000, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.     Some workers actually prefer the flexibility of a zero hour contract but The Resolution Foundation says that overall workers on… Continue reading

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Employers can ban religious clothing and symbols, says ECJ – but lawyers urge caution

__ – The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are within their rights to ban political, philosophical or religious clothing or symbols in the workplace as long as it forms part of a dress code that requires staff to dress ‘neutrally’, according to the landmark ruling.  – – Two employees who were dismissed… Continue reading

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