All items: Employment rights

  • Facebook snooping on candidates? GDPR could put a stop to that

    28 July 2017

    Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, looks at the potential risks of screening future employees in this way.

  • The Taylor review: What employers need to know

    11 July 2017

    The long-awaited Taylor review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, who promised to look at its recommendations "very carefully and seriously".

  • Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor review

    11 July 2017

    Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor review of modern working practices is no different. Rob Moss relays comment from employers, unions, employment lawyers and others on the recommendations of today's review.

  • Why HR should step up and support working carers

    27 June 2017

    The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.

  • PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

    9 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers' Association (PPMA). Here, she puts forward the key areas in the public sector she feels the new Government should focus on.

  • Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

    5 June 2017

    What will each of the political parties do to the world of employment if they are elected? As campaigning draws to a close, we run through those policies that would most influence the employment landscape.

  • Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

    19 May 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Party's official manifesto has been released and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality and diversity, and corporate governance.

  • Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

    17 May 2017

    The Labour Party's official manifesto has been released and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation for decades. We summarise the main points for employers.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • Bereavement and compassionate leave: what is the right thing to do?

    22 February 2017

    According to Acas, the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees a day-one right to have "reasonable" time off to deal with an emergency, which could include a bereavement involving a dependant. But how do employers tend to deal with bereavement on a practical level?

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