According to the latest statistics, sickness absence loses the nation an average of 2.8 per cent of working time per annum, or 6.5 days per employee and, costs employers around £16billion.
Two surveys published to mark the anniversary of the introduction of shared parental leave suggest that its take-up could, in fact, be around 30 per cent, although more in-depth research is needed.
Leave is an often misunderstood subject, but one of the most common mistakes is confusing taking time off for dependents with emergency leave.
As the first bank holidays of the year approach, with Easter almost upon us, now is a good time to review what holidays employees are entitled to.
Large employers are already reacting to the imminent arrival of the living wage in April, with some already digging deep into their corporate pockets to provide their workers with a better standard or living, whilst others are cutting back on overtime to balance the wages bill.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that British legislation on annual leave requires commission to be paid in holiday pay.
The Government’s recently introduced Immigration Bill makes various changes to laws applying to foreign workers in 2016. Most notably, these include: creating a greater offence of illegal working; requiring all public-facing public-sector employees to speak English fluently; and introducing an immigration skills charge for employers that use foreign workers.
A Starbucks employee has won a disability discrimination case after she was wrongly accused of falsifying documents, when she had simply misread numbers she was responsible for recording.
The gender pay gap for women over 40 is almost double the average when they enter management – and it gets worse as they get older, a study has found.
The European Commission is considering responses to a call for comments from social partners on how they think three directives, concerning collective rights, transfer of undertakings and informing and consulting workers, should develop.