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CIPD Issues Coronavirus advice for UK employers

Understand how to support your business and workforce through a global health emergency

Introduction

The new coronavirus disease, now officially named Covid-19, was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization in January 2020. As the virus continues to spread, it could pose a threat to some organisations.

The Conservative Party's Manifesto and how it could impact the Workplace

With two weeks to go until the General Election, political parties are making a concerted effort to get their manifestos out to the public to convince voters that they are the right choice to lead. The Conservative Party have recently released their own manifesto, which could have a significant impact on the workplace and the way in which organisations manage their staff.  

Lib Dems set out their plans to improve workers' rights

 

Unlike their rival Parties, the Lib Dems have chosen not to set out exact targets for new national minimum wage (NMW) rates, but instead have confirmed their intention to consult on the creation of a ‘genuine living wage’. They have also announced plans to set a 20 per cent higher minimum wage for zero-hour workers and ensure these individuals are compensated for the uncertainty of fluctuating working time. 

Labour Party Pledges Radical Changes to Employment Rights

 

With a motto of ‘for the many, not the few’ the Labour Party have produced a manifesto that has proposed radical changes to existing employment rights, which may result in significant adjustments to the way in which organisations manage their staff.

Introduce sexual harassment duties on employers, campaign urges

Unions, women’s rights organisations and charities have increased pressure on the government to make employers responsible for protecting their staff against sexual harassment.

The “This is not working” alliance has reiterated calls for new legislation that puts the responsibility for tackling inappropriate behaviour at work on employers. The government is expected to launch a consultation on addressing sexual harassment soon.

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Making Change Happen: NSP HR Solutions joins 4theRegion

NSP HR Solutions is now officially a Changemaker, helping to make change happen in partnership with 4theRegion. Nicola Perkins, Director and Founder of NSP HR Solutions Ltd. said 'We're delighted to be part of this dynamic movement committed to helping the region to thrive. We're looking forward to connecting with others, sharing our expertise and doing our bit to help businesses across South West Wales have a collective voice". 

St. John's College, Oxford

Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and age discrimination, with a judge finding the policy exists to improve career progression and diversity.

Professor John Pitcher, who taught English at St John’s College in Oxford, claimed that the university’s Employer-Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) policy was discriminatory.

Employers ‘failing to take pregnant workers’ health seriously’

Employers need to do “far more” to protect the health and wellbeing of pregnant staff, with travel commitments and irregular hours among the factors creating unnecessary risk.

ECJ: Employers must ensure staff are not overworking

The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must take steps to make sure their staff are not exceeding the 48-hour maximum working week and are taking adequate rest breaks.

Founder's Building, Royal Holloway, University of London

A Picture Paints 1,000 Words: How do your decisions of yesteryear stand up today? (Part 1)

You don’t have to go far to spot under the careful eye of its mother, a fledgling fresher steering a shopping trolley loaded with essentials for their first term in Uni. This always makes me smile with nostalgia.  At this time of year I always have a hankering to take a trip to Egham, Surrey to wander through my old University campus, Royal Holloway.