E.ON has re-packaged its employee benefits into a flexible benefit scheme and taken steps to maximise the take-up of family-friendly benefits, particularly childcare vouchers.
Insurance group Aviva has a strong commitment to corporate responsibility (CR), and uses a range of reward initiatives to encourage and enable employees to play their part in putting it into practice.
Subsea 7's flexible benefits scheme and its employee share purchase plan have helped boost employee engagement, recruitment and retention.
Practical guidance on setting up a workplace nursery to assist employees with childcare arrangements.
A model policy to explain an employee assistance programme which deals with objectives, organisational commitment, aims, eligibility, agreement, accessing the service, management information, confidentiality, publicity, evaluation and relationship with other policies.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers ill-health retirements.
In Wetherill & Ors v Birmingham City Council  EWCA Civ 599 the Court of Appeal held that a local authority was entitled to vary a car allowance scheme unilaterally, but was in breach of contract by failing to provide adequate transitional protection for affected employees.
Where an employee is experiencing stress related to excessive workloads, the presence of a workplace counselling service will not automatically serve to discharge the employer's duty of care in stress claims.
In Leisure Employment Services Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs  IRLR 450 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that sums deducted from the pay of workers living in employer-provided accommodation to offset the cost of utility bills can not be counted as part of their wages for the purposes of establishing if they are receiving the minimum wage.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to benefits.