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New legal measures to protect workers from misuse of non-disclosure agreements

The rules around non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses are set to be tightened under new legal proposals announced by Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst on 4 March. This includes enshrining in law for the first time that indiv...


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Line managers not given enough support to protect workers’ mental health

Line managers are not being given enough support and training to protect the mental health and wellbeing of staff at work, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Management Today has revealed. They found 62% of line managers...


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How to green your office: new guide for businesses

Sustainability and energy professionals wishing to implement a 'green office' programme within their organisation now have access to a comprehensive guide outlining practical tips for implementation. The new edie Explains: The green office guide,...


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Employers fear using positive action to close disability, ethnicity and gender pay gaps

More employers need to recognise the benefits of using positive action to increase the number of female, disabled and ethnic minority apprentices in Britain and help address the barriers these groups face in wider employment, according to the nati...


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Council officer fined for emailing rival job applicants’ CVs to his partner

A former senior local government officer has been prosecuted for passing the personal information of rival job applicants to his partner. Kevin Bunsell was employed by Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council in Warwickshire as its Head of Building...


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Two-thirds of major UK companies to incorporate climate change risks and opportunities in this year’s annual reporting

Two-thirds (67%) of UK corporates will be disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities in their 2019 annual reporting, according to new figures released by the Carbon Trust. However, fewer than a quarter (23%) of companies are expecting to f...