Employment Law

Employment and Pensions Law (1 January – 14 January)

Employment News Half of older workers want to avoid a ‘cliff edge’ retirement People Management – 9 January A recent survey of 1,007 workers, conducted by Aegon, concluded that 50% of respondents would like to retire gradually, even if that meant working longer. Many respondents would prefer to reduce the number of days they worked,. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (26 November – 10 December)

Employment News Average salaries for new jobs increase by 28.9% in the UK Employee Benefits – 7 December Between November 2017 and November 2018, average salaries for new jobs have increased by 28.9% in the UK. These figures have been taken from job market data compiled by the recruitment website CV Library. There may be. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (12 November – 26 November)

Employment News Woman, 88, sues NHS for age discrimination after losing job as secretary Sky News – 25 November Eileen Jolly, an 88-year-old woman who worked as an NHS secretary at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, is suing the NHS for age discrimination after she was dismissed for not using one of the computer. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (29 October – 12 November)

Employment News Young people ‘too poor to retire at same age as parents’ FT Adviser – 8 November A report published by investment management house Rathbones, entitled ‘Too poor to retire’ has concluded that millennials will likely be less comfortable in retirement than their predecessors, if they get to retire at all. Decreasing home ownership,. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (15 October – 29 October)

Employment News One in five employers ‘break the law when asking candidates about criminal records’ People Management – 25 October According to research from Unlock, a charity for people with convictions, 22% of employers break the law when they ask potential candidates about criminal records. Lack of guidance and misleading questions potentially mean employers risk. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (17 September – 1 October)

Employment News Contractor’s £4,000 holiday pay claim is the ‘tip of the iceberg’ People Management – 25 September A contractor has settled with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for £4,200 holiday pay, potentially paving the way for many more freelancers to come forward and claim. Susan Winchester lodged a complaint against HMRC as she was. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (3 September – 17 September)

Employment News AI will give workers back two weeks a year, says research People Management – 14 September The Henley Business School has conducted research which claims that artificial intelligence (AI) assistants could free up 12 working days for British workers. The admin tasks that AI assistants would be able to perform could save the. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (20 August – 3 September)

Employment News Two-fifths of employers believe office perks reduce employee stress Employee Benefits – 30 August A survey of 1,005 employees and 260 employers in the UK found that 40% of the employers believed office perks, such as free fitness classes and a games room, could reduce employee stress. 27% also believed the perks could. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (6 August – 20 August)

Employment News 55% of employers have increased salaries to improve staff retention Employee Benefits – 15 August According to research by The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Adecco Group, 55% of the 2,001 employees who responded have increased their staff salaries to solve retention problems. Employee Benefits cites weak productivity growth. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (23 July – 6 August)

Employment News Employers must do more to tackle male ‘stigma’ around shared parental leave People Management – 30 July Sandie Dennis, career coach and CEO of Confidence to Return has noted in a recent speech that employers must take responsibility for ending the stigma facing men who take shared parental leave (SPL). SPL allows parents. Read more

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