Employment

Government study on racial disparity published

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In response to the Government's recently published audit on racial disparity in Britain, Rebecca Ireland, partner in Blake Morgan's Employment law team commented... More …

Fathers would like more work-life balance

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A report by Working Families, Modern Families Index, found that 47% of working fathers would like a less stressful job to better balance the demands of work and family life and over a third would be willing to take a pay cut to achieve a better balance. More …

Age discrimination – be careful of unconscious bias

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It's hard to imagine that it was only ten years ago that legislation was first introduced prohibiting age discrimination in the workplace with the implementation of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 on 1 October 2006. The Regulations were subsequently replaced by the Equality Act 2010. More …

What future for zero hours contracts?

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As a number of high-profile retailers, pubs and leisure sector businesses pledge to move staff away from zero hours contracts, we consider the pros and cons – should all employers follow suit? More …

Are you missing out on talented staff?

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What do Samantha Cameron, David Beckham, Angelina Jolie and David Dimbleby have in common? They are just a few high-profile individuals who have a tattoo or, in David Beckham's case, lots of them. More …

Adjustments should have been made for dyslexic employee

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What do Jamie Oliver, Keira Knightley, Steven Spielberg and Richard Branson have in common? They are just a few of the high profile celebrities who are dyslexic. According to the British Dyslexia Association, one in ten people has dyslexia, a learning difficulty than can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. More …

Rainy days and blue Mondays always get me down

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Today marks the third Monday in January which, on face-value, seems quite an unremarkable date. However and quite unfortunately, today has become known as the most depressing day of the year, the dreaded "Blue Monday". More …

Transparency in supply chains statements will have a big impact

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The Modern Slavery Act has come under a lot of criticism from campaign groups, NGOs and human rights lawyers. Mostly rightly so. More …

Modern Slavery Act - first seminar with general counsel and in-house lawyers

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Yesterday I chaired the first of a series of Blake Morgan hosted seminars dealing with the upcoming requirement in the Modern Slavery Act. More …

Why I am excited by the Modern Slavery Act

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It is not often I would be excited by an Act or a new law. It is part and parcel of a lawyer's job to keep up with changes in the law and such changes are, in the main, incremental. More …