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App designed to help tackle sexual harassment at work

A blockchain-powered app, Vault Platform, has been designed to help encourage individuals to speak up about sexual harassment at work and flag up similar incidents. The BBC report that the app is set to be piloted by a small number of companies in March.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 5 March 2019

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New employment tribunal compensation figures apply from 6 April 2019

The increases apply where the event giving rise to the entitlement to compensation, or other payment, occurred on or after 6th April 2019. The changes include: the maximum amount of a week's pay used for calculating a statutory redundancy payment, or for various awards, including the unfair dismissal basic award.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 4 March 2019

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Employers cannot pick and choose who transfers

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Hare Wines Ltd v Kaur highlights that employers cannot pick and choose who transfers when a business transfer is governed by TUPE 2006. Under Reg 7(1) TUPE 2006, a dismissal is automatically unfair where the sole or principal reason for the dismissal is the transfer itself.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 3 March 2019

Parents grapple with long hours culture

The UK’s working parents are suffering from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a major new study published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The findings have emerged from the Modern Families Index 2019

Article by: Makbool Javaid 24 February 2019

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Up to seven years in jail for reckless mishandling of pension schemes

The Government’s response to the consultation on protecting defined benefit pension schemes indicates an intention to introduce a new criminal offence to prevent and penalise scheme mismanagement. The measure will target individuals who wilfully or recklessly mishandle pension scheme

Article by: Makbool Javaid 23 February 2019

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New guidance to help employers close gender pay gap

The Government Equalities Office has published two new pieces of guidance to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay gap and develop an effective action plan to tackle it. ‘Eight ways to understand your gender pay gap’ asks companies to identify potential areas for improvement

Article by: Makbool Javaid 22 February 2019

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Illegal working penalties: code of practice for employers 2019

UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated code of practice which sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working. The code of practice also sets out the factors that the Home Office takes into account when determining the amount of any penalty issued.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 17 February 2019