Travel time payout could open door to more NMW claims

HMRC has already identified almost £500,000 owed to care workers on the minimum wage The care sector could be liable to pay thousands of pounds worth of national minimum wage (NMW) arrears for unpaid time spent travelling between care appointments after one worker received a payout from her employer. Caroline Barlow recently accepted a £1,250… Continue reading

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How to handle an employee who fails to turn up for work

What should employers do when faced with ‘ghosting’? The phenomenon of ‘ghosting’ is on the increase in an employment context. The term started its life in the online dating sphere to describe the situation in which one person in a relationship is ‘dumped’ through a sudden cut-off of all communication without explanation from the other… Continue reading

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Today’s workforce ‘largely forgotten’ by budget, says CIPD

Institute claims Osborne’s plans too focused on younger people, while experts reveal hidden changes to public sector pensions Chancellor George Osborne’s eighth budget was met with dismay from CIPD chief economist Mark Beatson, who said there was too much focus on young people. “The chancellor said this was a budget for the next generation, and… Continue reading

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What HR needs to know about the budget 2016

Osborne reviews national insurance, taxes and savings in a budget that ‘puts the next generation first’ Chancellor George Osborne had plenty of intriguing news for HR professionals as he delivered his 2016 budget speech in Westminster today (16 March). From changes to national insurance contributions to encouraging ‘younger savers’ and rate relief for UK PLCs, People… Continue reading

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One per cent pay rise ‘will keep talent out of the public sector’

Recruiters and unions predict widening gulf with private sector; permanent NHS staff ‘could opt for agency work’ The public sector is facing a recruitment and retention crisis that will affect everyone from senior leaders to switchboard operators, recruiters and unions have warned in the wake of a 1 per cent pay rise that has caused… Continue reading

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