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Making sense of GDPR, six months on

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Michelle Lawlor-Perkins discusses GDPR six months on in People Management. More …

GMP Equalisation - the Lloyds Bank judgment - some greater clarity and certainty?

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If you are a trustee or sponsor of a pension scheme that was contracted out of the state-earnings related scheme before 6 April 1997 this affects you. More …

Handling a summer of sport at work

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The summer of sport continues with Wimbledon having started this week and the football World Cup in full swing. It could be exciting times for the public but employers may find themselves having to perform a balancing act, especially with the Wimbledon final men's final and the World Cup final on the same day – Sunday 15th July. More …

Must employers consider bumping in a redundancy situation?

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Carrying out redundancies fairly is crucial to avoid the risk of costly litigation. A recent EAT decision about "bumping" is a useful reminder to employers that, depending on the circumstances, employers should consider whether or not to bump another employee whose position is not redundant as part of a fair redundancy process. More …

Employment lawyer comments on maternity disclosure survey.

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Blake Morgan's employment specialist, Debra Gers, comments on maternity disclosure survey. More …

New sexual harassment guidance launched

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High profile news stories about sexual harassment show that it is a problem across all sectors and organisations regardless of size. Recently published guidance by ACAS and the Equality and Human Rights Commission will help employers to understand their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and what to do if a complaint is made. 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 …

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 …