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The Modern Slavery Act statements: 10 months in

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is a groundbreaking piece of legislation requiring the UK's highest-turnover businesses to combat slavery and human trafficking on a global scale. The legislation was the brainchild of Theresa May in her previous post o...


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Pensions automatic enrolment: changes ahead

Pensions automatic enrolment (AE) has been with us since October 2012, but over the next two years some important developments will take effect.  So how should employers prepare? First timers Although very many employers have successfully a...


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B2B or not B2B – the ‘Gig Economy’ explosion and employment rights

A recent Employment Tribunal that ruled a London bicycle courier was a worker rather than self-employed is the latest in a string of rulings on the so-called ‘gig economy’.  This concept has become more and more of a talking point...


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Discriminatory dress codes: Parliament calls for review of equality laws

Government should substantially increase the penalties available to Employment Tribunals to award against employers who implement discriminatory dress codes at work, according to a new parliamentary report, High heels and workplace dress codes. At...


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It’s raining’ it’s pouring...

Alas winter is upon us and with that comes rain, wind and sometimes, snow!  With severe weather conditions, employers are often faced with staff calling in to say they can’t physically get into work – either because their norm...


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‘onedayofferitis’ - Short term sickness top tips

Now the festive period is over and the horrible January weather really starts to bite, employers might find themselves receiving calls from staff suffering from  what they think is ‘onedayofferitis’ – so here are some to...