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Work organisation and working patterns

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  • Part-time workers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on British Airways plc v Pinaud, in which the Court of Appeal held that a part-time employee had been subjected to less favourable treatment in relation to days of availability to work.

  • Agency workers earn £400 a year less than directly employed colleagues

    Date:
    4 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    Agency workers are subject to a "pay penalty" of 16p an hour if they are in the same job for three months or more, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.

  • Podcast: Flexible working policies and practice at PwC

    Date:
    30 November 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Charlotte Billot-Taylor, leader - employee relations, policy & advice at PwC, discusses her organisation's approach to flexible working and transparency around family-friendly policies.

  • Why diversity isn't the real key to innovation

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    While diversity is usually regarded as vital to a more innovative organisation, new ideas only come forward when employees feel part of an inclusive culture. Nic Hammarling, head of diversity at Pearn Kandola, explains.

  • Part-time working: 50% pay for 53.5% of full-time hours was less favourable treatment

    Date:
    21 November 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In British Airways plc v Pinaud, the Court of Appeal held that a part-time worker's contract requiring her to be available for work 53.5% of the time that a full-time comparator was required to be available for work constituted less favourable treatment because she was paid only 50% of the full-time salary.

  • Over-50s want more flexible working hours

    Date:
    20 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    A large proportion (78%) of over-50s believe that more flexible working hours should be introduced to accommodate older workers and benefit from their wealth of experience.

  • Agency workers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the Government's announcement that it will extend the off-payroll working rule reforms that were implemented in the public sector to the private sector.

  • Commuting times on the rise regardless of how workers travel

    Date:
    14 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    The time it takes employees to get to and from work has increased over the past decade, even if they walk or cycle. Travel times to and from work are now five minutes longer than in 2007, according to analysis from the TUC.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendments Relating to Flexible Working) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1166) introduce flexible working in the regular armed forces (Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force).

  • CIPD ACE 2018: Are employers putting enough trust in their staff?

    Date:
    12 November 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Agile working is often pitched as the solution to the UK's productivity and engagement issues, but do employers trust staff enough to deliver what is needed? Or are current flexible working policies too restrictive? Ashleigh Webber reports from the CIPD annual conference and exhibition.

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