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Gig economy threatens employment rights

New CIPD research provides first robust estimate of the size of the gig economy and highlights need for greater clarity over and enforcement of employment rights. New research published last week by the CIPD shows 4% of UK working adults aged bet... Continue reading


New suicide guidance for employers

The continuing focus on mental health at work was supported by the release last week of new data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), which revealed which professions had the highest risk of suicide. Analysis of ONS suicide p... Continue reading


Mental health conference for H&S professionals

Not to be missed, mental health for health and safety professionals is the topic for this keynote conference in London. The latest survey in Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP) Magazine shows that 63% of health and safety professionals have me... Continue reading


IOSH removes refresher training requirement

IOSH Training & Skills is removing the need for a refresher course to be taken within three years of completing the original course. Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Product at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, said: "IOSH still hi... Continue reading


ECJ ruling could lead to employers banning religious symbols at work

A ruling from the European Court of Justice will mean employers can bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols such as the burka, if it is included as part of prohibitions including other religious and political symbols. The ruling came in ... Continue reading


Racial equality in the workplace: a need for reporting legislation?

An independent review considering the issues around the employment of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups has attracted significant response from government and employment rights organisations, including disagreement over whether further legisl... Continue reading


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