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TUPE covers workers, not just employees, Tribunal finds

In a case involving gig economy workers, an Employment Tribunal decision has been made that could have significant implications for employers. Unlike other cases debating the status and rights of workers, as opposed to employees, this latest case...


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The Data Protection Fee – does your company need to pay?

The Information Commissioner’s Office haa launched a campaign to contact all registered companies in the UK, reminding them of their legal responsibility to pay a data protection fee. The move marks the start of an extensive programme to mak...


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Pay must be ‘perceived’ to be ‘fair’ as well as equal

HR need to pay closer attention to ‘perceived fairness’ when it comes to what people in their organisation are paid, according to new data published by the CIPD, The Reward Management survey. In particular, the report highlights that:...


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Should mental health be legally defined as a disability?

People with mental health issues are missing out on important workplace rights and protections to which they are entitled, because they are unaware that a mental health problem could be classed as a disability. As a result, Mind, the mental healt...


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Europe will not achieve its sustainability vision without urgent action

While European environment and climate policies have helped to improve the environment over recent decades, Europe is not making enough progress and the outlook for the environment in the coming decade is not positive, according to the ‘Euro...


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Are Christmas bonuses a thing of the past?

Over a third of British workers have never been given a Christmas bonus by their employer, and nearly three-quarters are not expecting a financial boost this year. So, will the Christmas bonus soon disappear completely and become a thing of the pa...