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EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Private sector IR35 reforms announced

It’s been confirmed that the public sector off-payroll working rules will be extended to the private sector from April 2020, but not to all businesses. Who’s to be exempt?
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WHISTLEBLOWING

Individual workers can be liable for whistleblowing dismissals

The Court of Appeal has held that two non-executive directors were personally liable for the dismissal of a whistleblowing employee. What are the implications of this ruling for directors, managers and HR staff?
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STAFF HANDBOOKS

What should you include in a company car policy?

If you provide any of your employees with a company car, you should put in place a detailed company car policy. What specific points should you address when drafting this type of benefits policy?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE

Managing persistent short-term sickness absence

Most employees will occasionally need a few days off because of illness and you must therefore tolerate a certain amount of sickness absence. However, what should you do when persistent short-term sickness absence reaches an unacceptable level?
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HR STRATEGY

The worth of PESTEL analysis

Your MD wants an assessment of future labour market conditions for the business’ five-year plan. How could a PESTEL analysis help you identify the key factors in your industry’s operating environment which could seriously impact your ability to recruit the best people?
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PREGNANT EMPLOYEES

Conducting risk assessments for pregnant employees

You probably broadly know that you need to carry out risk assessments for pregnant employees, but you may not know exactly how far your obligations extend. What does the law say on this issue?
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VICARIOUS LIABILITY

Court of Appeal confirms supermarket’s vicarious liability

The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling that Morrisons was liable for an employee’s data breach in posting other employees’ personal data online. What should you do now?
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WORK AND PARENTS

New measures to support workers

The government has announced a series of new measures that it’s proposing to either consider or introduce to support workers. What’s on the horizon?
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TIME OFF

What do you need to know about time off for dependants?

There’s currently no statutory right to compassionate leave, nor to time off to deal with domestic emergencies. The only right is to time off for dependants. How far does this statutory right extend and how much time off do you have to provide?
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ETHNICITY PAY GAP REPORTING

Mandatory reporting?

Last updated: 10.12.2018

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