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What support should employers provide to home workers?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is going to withdraw company-paid broadband at the end of March 2020. The CQC employs over 3,000 staff, the majority of whom work from home. It has offered staff a one-off "goodwill payment" of £230. The CQC says that company-paid...
What support should employers provide to home workers?

What support should employers provide to home workers?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is going to withdraw company-paid broadband at the end of March 2020. The CQC employs over 3,000 staff, the majority of whom work from home. It has offered staff a one-off "goodwill payment" of £230. The CQC says that company-paid...

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Employment Law changes for 2020

Employment Law changes for 2020

As 2019 ends and we look forward to the festive period, it is a good time to look at what new developments we can expect in Employment Law. Below is a summary of the changes coming in 2020. These are all due to apply from 6 April 2020 (subject to final legislation...

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Latest update on race discrimination in the workplace

Latest update on race discrimination in the workplace

A recent case called Base Childrenswear v Nadia Otshudi looked at the issue of race discrimination in the workplace. The background of the case: Base Childresnwear sell children’s clothes. Ms Otshudi was employed by them as a photographer, taking pictures of clothes...

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How do employers manage employees who misuse social media?

How do employers manage employees who misuse social media?

With the ever-growing use of social media, employees’ behaviour on social media is increasingly causing employers problems. In this post, we look at how employers can tackle such behaviour. Employees’ rights To understand how to tackle behaviour like this, we first...

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Latest news on Flexible Working

Latest news on Flexible Working

A survey conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of around 2,700 workers found that 30% of flexible working requests were turned down by employers. 58% of workers (and 68% of workers in "working class roles") believed flexible working was "unavailable" in their...

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Latest news on Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Latest news on Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Over 10,500 organisations in Britain with 250 or more employees have reported their gender pay gap for 2019, following successful enforcement action against late reporters by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In total, the ECHR notified 46 private sector and 4...

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What happens if an employee covertly records meetings?

What happens if an employee covertly records meetings?

When you hold a meeting with an employee, does it cross your mind that they may be recording it? If not, it should do. If you go back a few years, for an employee to record a meeting would have been fairly obvious. The size of the device needed would have given them...

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