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New guidance on agency workers published

ACAS has published a new guide for agency workers and employers after its helpline revealed that many are unaware of the legal rights of either party. Data from a recent ONS Labour Force Survey suggested that the total number of agency workers in...


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Thousands of companies fail to meet gender pay gap deadline

The deadline for companies to publish details of their gender pay gap (4 April) has passed but the Equality and Human Rights Commission says that more than 1,500 organisations failed to meet that deadline. Those companies will now be contacted an...


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Employers need to provide details for all Benefits in Kind

Since 6 April 2018, employers now need to report all Benefits in Kind (BiKs), including those under the Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRAs), to HMRC on form P11D, unless they are registered to voluntarily payroll benefits. OpRAs are where ...


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UK companies falling short in managing ‘non-traditional’ employees

Just 17% of UK companies have policies and strategies in place for the use of ‘non-traditional’ labour, including freelancers, contractors and ‘gig’ employees. This is despite the fact that a large proportion of UK business...


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Time’s up on non-disclosure agreements, says national equality body

Corrosive working cultures have silenced the voices of victims and normalised sexual harassment, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said as it published a set of recommendations to better protect people at work. Focusing on changing cul...


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Working dads failed by workplace policies

Current policies supporting fathers in the workplace do not deliver what they promise, despite good intentions, and this is particularly the case for less well-off fathers, according to a new report by The Women and Equalities Committee.  MP...