Employers may be ‘massively more liable’ for staff misdemeanours

Employers could be deemed legally responsible for a far greater range of staff behaviour, according to legal experts, after the Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket firm was accountable for one of its employees attacking a member of the public. A panel of five judges found that Morrisons was liable for the actions of Amjid… Continue reading

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UK promotes transgender recruitment guidelines

All people deserve to be free from discrimination at work, says equalities minister As countries around the world make progress on LGBT rights, the UK has stepped up to the plate to promote its recruitment guidelines for transgender employees. The joint guide from membership organisation Inclusive Employers and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) aims to… Continue reading

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Cost of national living wage will put ‘significant pressure’ on struggling councils

LGA says financial benefits of council tax hikes will be mitigated by NLW Local authorities planning to raise council tax to pay for social care will see any financial benefits depleted by the introduction of the national living wage (NLW), the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Against a background of impending cuts, the government… Continue reading

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Foreign graduates command 30 per cent pay premium

Employers in finance, IT, compliance and data analysis hire most overseas graduates An analysis of 32,000 university graduates working in the UK has revealed employers are paying a premium of up to 30 per cent to foreign graduates. The analysis, by crowd-sourcing data firm Emolument, confirmed that for jobs with the highest proportions of foreign… Continue reading

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