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  • Mandatory workforce vaccination: Choosing the right approach for your organisation

    Date:
    20 January 2022

    To what extent, if any, can an employer insist on knowing whether employees have been given their full course of COVID-19 vaccines? Even more importantly, can an employer make vaccination a requirement for continued employment? And is it fair to dismiss the vaccine hesitant? These are all issues that employers will have to grapple with in 2022, explains consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • IR35: What does public-sector HR need to know about the April 2021 changes?

    Date:
    5 February 2021

    HR professionals in public authorities may think that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2021 will not affect them. However, public-sector bodies need to be aware of, and prepare for, some changes to the rules.

  • Modern slavery statement changes: What will employers have to do differently?

    Date:
    4 November 2020

    The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with major changes to the duty on large employers to publish an annual modern slavery statement. What changes will employers have to make to the content of, and process for publishing, their statement and which additional employers will be covered?

  • Whistleblowing in the NHS

    Date:
    14 March 2019

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working on the basis that an allegation is malicious.

  • What do workforce equality standards mean for NHS employers?

    Date:
    25 February 2019

    Equality is high on the agenda of most NHS employers. As well as being subject to the gender pay gap reporting regime, NHS employers are required to comply with an equality standard in relation to race, and from April 2019 will be required to comply with a standard on disability. Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks explores what the standards mean for NHS employers.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • The public sector apprenticeship target

    Date:
    8 August 2017

    This article looks at the public sector apprenticeship target, which applies to certain public bodies in England.

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