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Member States have three years to adopt EU Work–Life Balance Directive

EU Member States have three years to adopt the laws to comply with the EU Work–life Balance Directive, it has been announced. Launched in August 2019, the Directive aims to improve the work–life balance for parents and carers, to encou...


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Is domestic abuse a workplace issue?

Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment. Preventing and tackling domestic abuse is an integral part of this, Business in the Community (BITC) has said, following th...


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International Workplace launches new digital subscription service, Workplace DNA®

Thursday 28 November marks a very special day for International Workplace, as we celebrate the launch of Workplace DNA®, our new digital subscription learning service. Five years in the making, we’re showcasing this innovative product a...


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Working carers: government must address the ‘gender care gap’

Employers need to support employees who are also carers to stay in work by adopting flexible working practices and a right to five to ten days of paid care leave, Carers UK has said. Figures released by the charity for Carers Rights Day reveal th...


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Call for new government to create a National Minimum Wage for the self-employed

A new report from think tank Demos, looking at financial security for the modern, liquid workforce is calling for the next government to introduce a Self-Employed National Minimum Wage, as a crucial step towards improving financial security for lo...


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Change in the law needed to eliminate unequal pay, says gender equality charity

The Fawcett Society is calling for a change in the law to give women a ‘right to know’ what a male colleague or colleagues earn if they suspect there is pay discrimination. Research carried out by the charity shows that eight in ten (7...