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New employment law changes come into force on 6 April

On 6 April each year, new and amended employment laws and deadlines come into force. As well as dealing with the employment issues related to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, important issues include changes to written statements of terms and co...


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Temporary changes to right-to-rent and right-to-work checks

Right-to-rent and right-to-work checks have been adapted to make it easier for landlords and employers to carry them out during the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Secretary has announced. Effective immediately, the temporary changes will mean the...


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New action to prevent modern slavery in supply chains

The UK has become the first country to publish a government modern slavery statement, which sets out how the government is tackling the crime in its supply chains. The statement, which is published to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Mo...


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Mental health must be top priority during COVID-19

Amid the growing uncertainty of Coronavirus, many employees are reporting feeling stressed. In addition to their usual work demands, the uncertainties that have come with COVID-19, such as school closures, questions around job security and health ...


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FMs should be recognised as 'key workers', IWFM tells ministers

“Buildings enabling the provision of essential services that are so crucial in the COVID-19 response need to be clean, secure and well maintained to ensure they are safe for the people using them,” IWFM CEO Linda Ha...


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HSE postpones routine inspections

Routine inspections by the HSE will be temporarily suspended while the country is in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. While it will continue to respond to serious issues, the HSE has stopped work that cannot be completed from home. An HSE ...