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Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued guidance on the impact on workplace rights in the event of a no Brexit deal. The guidance is part of a series of technical notices, which set out information to allow business...


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Police dress code labelled as ‘draconian’

Union Unite has described a new ‘appearance and standards’ code for all staff employed by South Yorkshire police as being ‘draconian’ and not reflecting society. The code introduces stringent rules for all staff including ...


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ISO 50001 for energy management gets a boost

ISO 50001, the flagship International Standard for improving energy performance, has just been updated. ISO 50001:2018, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, transformed the energy performance of org...


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When suspension goes wrong

Deciding to suspend an employee should be carefully considered as the implications further down the line can be significant if you get it wrong. Suspending staff has been in the news recently following a decision by the High Court to overturn the...


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Trust the NHS… or stand in Unison against it?

It’s no great shock that at a time when the NHS continues to face huge financial pressures, it has been looking at creative ways to manage the service and reduce costs.  One idea that several NHS trusts have embraced is the concept of c...


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Joint employer status - the future of outsourcing?

We had another twist in the case of outsourced workers versus client organisation on 7 August 2018, when the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) was granted a judicial review against a decision that had been made against them by the ...