HSBC discloses the largest gender pay gap reported to date

HSBC has revealed that it has a gender pay gap of 59% with male employees being paid significantly more than their female counterparts. In addition to having a large gender

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Choosing the Best Safety Vest for the Job

When it comes to buying safety vests safety managers and procurement departments have an overwhelming number of choices. This is great, since a wide selection improves the chances that your

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Automatic Unfair Dismissal and Pregnancy Discrimination

What should you do if you decide to dismiss an employee only to then discover they are pregnant before the dismissal has been communicated? In the case of Really Easy

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Snow days! What are your rights as an employer if your employee cannot work due to adverse weather?

It It isn’t too often in the UK that we are hit by inclement weather, but when we are it can have a devastating impact on business due to the

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Employment Law issues to keep your eye on during 2018

It is hard to believe that we are already two months into 2018: where exactly does the time go? 2017 was a very busy year for employment law and 2018

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Noise in the Workplace – what are the legal requirements?

How many times do bulletins come through from various sources identifying that yet another business or director has been prosecuted for failing to comply with even the most basic of

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Staff on ‘stand by’ could be classed as ‘working time’

In Ville de Nivelles v Matzak, the ECJ has held that time spent by firefighters where they are on “stand by” at home, but can be required to report for

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The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 is coming into force on 6 April 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 is coming into force on 6 April 2018 which contains the normal annual increases to tribunal awards. Key increases are:- maximum week’s

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Discrimination law and the rights of pregnant women and new mothers

The BBC news has today reported on how Sarah Rees was discriminated against on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity, and by looking at the findings from the YouGov survey

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Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage and national living wage will increase with effect from 1 April 2018 as follows:- • 25+ – £7.83 (previously £7.50) • 21-24 – £7.38 (previously £7.05) •

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