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To be or not to be... in the office – the rise of presenteeism

We’ve all been there… you’re not feeling well; the eyes are streaming; the throat is sore; you’re aching all over… but there’s work to be done, so despite feeling rubbish, you head into your workplace (or stay...


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Gender pay gap reporting: adding fuel to the equal pay fire?

Gender pay gap reporting and equal pay have been hot topics in the news recently, with some of the UK’s largest employers publishing their pay gap reports and repeated stories in the media regarding equal pay. We have recently seen the BBC u...


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What's new for 2018?

As 2017 draws to a close, here are the top five things employers should be aware of for 2018: 1. Data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018. Billed as the most important change in data privacy ...


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Uber’s appeal loss: the complications of employment status

On 10 November, taxi app Uber lost its appeal to overturn the decision of an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were entitled to workers’ rights such as the Minimum Wage and holiday pay. This case is an important victory for workers in th...


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Weinstein case highlights HR’s duty to all employees, not just those in power

Over the last few weeks, it has been near impossible to avoid hearing stories in the news from the dozens of actresses who have come forward to raise their allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Whilst the accusations and the pe...


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Foster carers: the latest employment status argument

The recent lodging of an Employment Tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council on behalf of a foster carer has re-opened a long-running debate surrounding the status of foster parents. Background Sarah Anderson provides foster care for the ...