Working patterns

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  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to reflect the latest gender pay gap figures, as reported in the Annual survey of hours and earnings 2016.

  • Date:
    15 November 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down, and nearly one in five has had to leave her job because her request was refused. Bar Huberman outlines nine common flexible working request pitfalls for employers.

  • Five ways employers can support employees who are carers

    Date:
    19 October 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    According to recent research, one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take time off work or work irregular hours because of caring responsibilities. We set out five ways to support carers in the workplace.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    26 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Date:
    16 August 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

  • Policy on sporting and other special events

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to deal with absence and other issues arising at the time of sporting or other special events such as the UEFA European Championships 2016.

  • Podcast: Major sporting events and the workplace

    Date:
    3 June 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast we discuss how employers can take advantage of the employee engagement opportunities that major sporting events like Euro 2016 offer, as well as highlighting some of the issues that might arise during the event such as competing requests for time off and absenteeism.

  • Shift working survey 2015 - pay and working patterns

    Date:
    4 December 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our latest research investigates the most common shift patterns and looks at the hours, rotations and pay of shift workers.

  • Supporting fathers

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage expectant fathers or fathers with dependent children, including support during paternity leave, ordinary parental leave and shared parental leave.

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