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International Workplace issues white paper on sleep-in workers

International Workplace has issued a new white paper on the payment terms and benefits of sleep-in workers. The white paper – Sleep-ins and the national minimum wage – is the second in a series of publications by International Workpl...


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Introduction to the Facilities Management profession

On Wednesday 1 May, the IWFM People Management special interest group will be hosting an afternoon all about the Facilities Management profession for those just starting out in their career, those looking to make a career change, or those who simp...


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Noise at work impacting employee performance

Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity, according to a major new survey. In a survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65% reported that noise in the work...


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Workplace Law issues legal update on FM outsourcing

Workplace Law, the employee relations division of International Workplace, has issued a white paper on the employment law aspects of outsourcing, in the wake of a high-profile judgment this week that will give some comfort to employers in the faci...


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“Joint employer status” rejected

In a long-standing case involving outsourced workers, the High Court has rejected the argument that outsourced workers should be entitled to negotiate over pay rates and job terms with both their employer and the employer's client. The Independen...


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New rights for self-employed couriers in groundbreaking deal

Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a groundbreaking deal between the consumer delivery company and GMB Union. The collective bargaining agreement is the first ever r...