Following the Taylor Review on the impact of modern working practices and the “gig economy”, the government has set out its proposals to reform employment law, describing them as some of the biggest changes to workers’ rights in 20 years.
The annual work Christmas party is a great opportunity for staff to relax and enjoy themselves after a year of hard work. However, the mix of alcohol and high spirits can easily become a problem for employers if the behaviour of their employees gets out of hand.
Mental health is now an issue at the forefront of many housing associations’ minds. While this is particularly the case in relation to mental health at work, organisations also need to focus on the same issues in relation to their tenants and service users.
Many employers operate a policy which states that holiday can’t usually be carried over from one holiday year to the next, so if a worker doesn’t take all of their leave days in that year, they will cease to be entitled to them.
Following the high-profile scandals in Westminster and Hollywood, ministers are proposing to make it illegal for employers to use non-disclosure agreements or settlement agreements, otherwise known as “gagging orders”, in workplace sexual harassment claims where the assault amounts to criminal behaviour.
Statistics show that Employment Tribunal claims have more than doubled after the scrapping of Tribunal fees, with a big increase in the number of employees bringing claims themselves without legal representation.
Darwin Gray has been shortlisted for Small Business Deal of the Year at the Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards 2018 in connection with their work on the sale of Queens Award-winning Monmouthshire company Siltbuster Limited to the Selwood Group.
With pensionable age set to rise to 68 by 2037 and only 1 in 10 workers saving sufficiently for old age, retirement is being put off for longer by millions of workers and there is a risk of this leading to a morale and productivity crisis among a large proportion of the workforce.
A report issued by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee earlier this month recommended that all businesses with 50 or more staff should have to publish details of their gender pay gaps every year.