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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HR Dilemma: Should employers be allowed to take employee genetic information?

__     In the United States employees may be asked to share genetic information with their employer or face penalties to their employer-funded wellness programmes, if a bill approved by a US House Committee becomes law.     The bill, known as the ‘Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act’, was introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx of the… Continue reading

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Iceland becomes first country to enshrine equal pay as law

__   Iceland has became the first country in the world to make equal pay for both genders part of their law.     Brought in to celebrate International Women’s Day,  the new law states that companies with 25 or more staff must prove that they pay all employees the same – BBC News reports.… Continue reading

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