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Gender pay gap reporting – so what now?

We’re six months on from the first deadline for gender pay gap reporting for businesses with more than 250 employees. The reporting process was introduced by the government in a bid to understand why differences in pay exist and identify way...


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One Vision of the Future

Four changes to employment law proposed by the Labour Party are worth being aware of as they could lead to a stronger employee (and trade union) voice in companies, a change to the status of zero hours contracts and new rights to leave for victims...


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IOSH Annual Conference 2018: review

Last week I attended the IOSH Annual Conference in Birmingham, the first time I’ve been to the conference since its move from London’s Excel a few years ago. Despite my initial reservations, it proved to be time very well spent. I sh...


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When suspension goes wrong

Deciding to suspend an employee should be carefully considered as the implications further down the line can be significant if you get it wrong. Suspending staff has been in the news recently following a decision by the High Court to overturn the...


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Trust the NHS… or stand in Unison against it?

It’s no great shock that at a time when the NHS continues to face huge financial pressures, it has been looking at creative ways to manage the service and reduce costs.  One idea that several NHS trusts have embraced is the concept of c...


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Joint employer status - the future of outsourcing?

We had another twist in the case of outsourced workers versus client organisation on 7 August 2018, when the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) was granted a judicial review against a decision that had been made against them by the ...