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Acas guidance for employers on winter weather issues

Acas have issued a timely reminder about its guidance for employers on workplace issues over winter months together with specific advice on travel disruption and bad weather. The former includes top tips on winter colds and flu which can lead to an increase in workers calling in sick.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 8 February 2019

rights

Updated employers’ right to work checklist published 

UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated checklist explaining the types of documents that are acceptable for checking an employee’s right to work and how long the check is valid for. The Employers' Right to Work Checklist covers the steps required to conduct a physical document check.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 7 February 2019

same-sex

Stonewall names the top employers for LGBT people in 2019

Stonewall has named the top employers for LGBT people in 2019 compiled from the Workplace Equality Index which enables employers to measure, verify and improve their inclusion practice. Organisations that enter the Index submit evidence detailing their LGBT practice across ten areas.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 31 January 2019

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Complaint of defamation by colleagues can be a qualifying ‘whistleblowing’ disclosure

However, under S.43B, a worker also has to show that he or she believed that the disclosure was in the public interest. Here, Ibrahim did not have a subjective belief in the public interest element of his disclosure - his concern was only that false rumours had been made about him and he was seeking to protect his personal interest.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 28 January 2019

financial

CIPD report shows flexible working uptake has stalled for nearly a decade

A new CIPD report shows that the number of employees using formal flexible working arrangements has flat-lined since 2010, despite the right to request flexible working being extended to all employees in 2014. The report considers the take up of various types of flexible working

Article by: Makbool Javaid 24 January 2019

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EHRC agreement highlights best practice measures to prevent sexual harassment

A theatre productions company has entered into a legal agreement with the EHRC to safeguard employees against sexual harassment and ensure that complaints are appropriately dealt with, following an ET’s finding that a member of staff had been sexually harassed.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 23 January 2019

rights

Guidance published on new payslip rules in force from April 2019

The BEIS has published guidance on the legislation coming into force from April 2019 requiring employers to provide payslips to all workers, not just employees, and include additional information that must be shown on a payslip for workers whose pay varies depending on the number of hours they have worked.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 22 January 2019