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Unhappy workers threaten new era of hybrid working

The Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has identified at least five different classes of workers unhappy with current working arrangements, and says failure to create strategies to manage them could lead to a potential loss of momentum and produc...


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No joking matter – vicarious liability before the courts again

The scope of vicarious liability is undoubtedly narrow. Peter Wake, Partner at law firm Weightmans, looks at the impact of recent case law on this complicated area of employment law. In April this year, the Supreme Court (SC) restored some order ...


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Firms should exhaust all possible alternatives to redundancy

“ACAS advice for bosses is to exhaust all possible alternatives to redundancies first,” ACAS Chief Executive, Susan Clews has said, “but if employers feel they have no choice then they must follow the law in this area.” A n...


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New guidance to support employees experiencing domestic abuse

The CIPD has issued new guidance for employers, produced with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), on managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse. While the abuse may be taking place at home, domestic abuse has an im...


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Redundancies – the importance of employee involvement in decision-making

In a statement on the careful handling of redundancies during the current climate, professional bodies ACAS, CBI and TUC have stressed the importance of involving and communicating with employees throughout the decision-making process, to ensure t...


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Tough new measures to tackle modern slavery in supply chains

The government is introducing new measures to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and ensure that large businesses and public bodies tackle modern slavery risks in supply chains. Public bodies that have a budget of £36 million or more, i...