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‘You can stay after Brexit,’ European Standards agencies tell UK

‘You can stay after Brexit,’ European Standards agencies tell UK

The General Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC – the European Standards Organisations – have agreed an arrangement that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. This arrangement confirms that the UK can continue to enjoy and influence the content of voluntary standards that support trade across 34 European member countries. The decisions, taken separately in both organisations,Read more about ‘You can stay after Brexit,’ European Standards agencies tell UK[…]

Employment Tribunal time limits: time for a change?

Employment Tribunal time limits: time for a change?

For employees wishing to bring an employment claim, timing is everything. The time limit for launching such a claim is generally three months. Matters have been further complicated by the introduction of rules which ‘stop the clock’ while compulsory Acas early conciliation takes place. Although employment tribunal fees may have been abolished, the Acas stageRead more about Employment Tribunal time limits: time for a change?[…]

Employers will keep investing in benefits despite economic uncertainty, finds CIPD poll

Employers will keep investing in benefits despite economic uncertainty, finds CIPD poll

Almost all employers (97 per cent) are planning to maintain or increase their spend on benefits over the next two years, CIPD research published today has revealed, despite the ongoing economic and political uncertainty. According to the CIPD reward management survey, which polled 536 HR practitioners, eight in 10 (81 per cent) intend to spendRead more about Employers will keep investing in benefits despite economic uncertainty, finds CIPD poll[…]

Settled Status Scheme for EU nationals is operating well, Government claims

Settled Status Scheme for EU nationals is operating well, Government claims

The pilot of the government’s settled status scheme for EU nationals is going to plan, immigration minister Caroline Stokes reassured MPs yesterday, adding that nearly all applicants for the first stage of testing have had their submissions processed. Her comments were followed by government forecasts, released today, that suggested the UK economy could contract byRead more about Settled Status Scheme for EU nationals is operating well, Government claims[…]

Tribunal awards NHS manager £1m in racial discrimination case

Tribunal awards NHS manager £1m in racial discrimination case

A former NHS trust manager who was unfairly dismissed and suffered racial discrimination has been awarded a reported £1 million by London South Employment Tribunal. Richard Hastings, an IT manager at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust, was dismissed for gross misconduct in October 2015 after he was accused of assault following a dispute with aRead more about Tribunal awards NHS manager £1m in racial discrimination case[…]

A third of workers remain silent when they see wrongdoing

A third of workers remain silent when they see wrongdoing

More than third of workers who are aware of misconduct at work remain silent according to new research by The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), in Partnership with The Ethics Centre. The Ethics at Work survey of 752 Australian workers found that one in four (24%) have been aware of misconduct during the past yearRead more about A third of workers remain silent when they see wrongdoing[…]

UK can unilaterally reverse Brexit, EU’s top court told

UK can unilaterally reverse Brexit, EU’s top court told

Britain can unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the European Union, Europe’s top court was told on Tuesday 27th November at an urgent hearing in a case supporters of membership hope could pave the way to a second referendum and ultimately stop Brexit. Lawyers for a group of Scottish politicians want the European Court of JusticeRead more about UK can unilaterally reverse Brexit, EU’s top court told[…]

Employee engagement tops HR professionals’ list of concerns for 2019

Employee engagement tops HR professionals’ list of concerns for 2019

An annual study commissioned by Leeds-based Cascade HR reveals that employee engagement will be the biggest challenge facing HR professional in 2019. The topic tops the list for the second year running, with 40% of the 423 respondents believing it will be their biggest challenge over the next 12 months. Recruitment and retention were aRead more about Employee engagement tops HR professionals’ list of concerns for 2019[…]

Former Co-op HR Chief wins equal pay and unfair dismissal claims

Former Co-op HR Chief wins equal pay and unfair dismissal claims

The former HR Chief at the Co-operative Group has won equal pay and unfair dismissal claims against her employer – the Guardian reports. Sam Walker claimed that she was dismissed after accentuating issues surrounding her pay and warning company leaders that the Co-op may have had gender pay disparities for men and women carrying outRead more about Former Co-op HR Chief wins equal pay and unfair dismissal claims[…]