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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 ...


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Review into helping employers support domestic abuse survivors launched

The availability of flexible working, unplanned leave and other employment needs will be examined in a new review of how employers and government could better support domestic abuse survivors at work. The review, launched by Business Minister Pau...


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Ethnicity pay gap reporting to be debated in parliament

A petition calling for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting for UK businesses that have 250 or more employees has received over 100,000 signatures. The petition was launched in March, before the death of George Floyd, but the protests that ensue...