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Gender pay gap determines women’s choice of employer

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for a job, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals. The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the ge...


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Deadly exposures: UK misses the mark with asbestos controls

Shocking statistics reveal that the UK’s asbestos safety regulations and preventative measures fall short compared to other European countries who have less of an asbestos problem. In the latest white paper from Charles Pickles MSc, BSc CCP...


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Court hands recruitment firm largest fine and first custodial sentences after a TPR prosecution

A national recruitment agency, its directors and senior staff have been ordered to pay more than £280,000 for plotting to illegally opt workers out of their pension scheme. The prosecution of Derby-based Workchain Ltd and its staff has led ...


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International Workplace shortlisted for Learning Awards 2019

International Workplace has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Learning Awards 2019 in the ‘Learning Technologies Award’ category – its second major accolade in two months. The nomination showcases International Workplace&rsq...


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UK first: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law  (13 September) as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieves Royal Assent. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tr...


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International tyre manufacturer fined over £500,000 after workers seriously injured

Pirelli Tyres Ltd has been fined after two employees had their arms broken by the same machine. Carlisle Magistrates Court heard how, on 29 November 2013, an employee of Pirelli Tyres Ltd was loading the stripline machine when his left arm was pu...