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Finance Bill – MPs vote in favour of IR35 rollout

MPs have voted in favour of amendments to the Finance Bill, which means that IR35 rules will be rolled out in the private sector in April 2021. Ministers delayed the introduction of the rule changes earlier in the year, as the coronavirus began t...


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US Supreme Court backs protection for LGBT workers

Employers that sack workers for being gay or transgender are breaking US civil rights laws, the Supreme Court has ruled. The country’s federal law already prohibits discrimination based on sex, but the Court has now ruled that the law should...


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Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

Employees on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the government’s furlough scheme, HM Treasury has announced. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until October...


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New health and safety rating for all building and facility types

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols ...


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Manager awarded £36,000 as job was too boring

Do your employees ever complain of boredom? Have you had to leave a job because it was so tedious? It can happen. A French man has been awarded a £36,000 payout after his job was deemed so boring it led to mental health problems. Frederic ...


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HSE issues safety alert against facemasks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert regarding the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), urging employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. KN95 is a performance rating ...