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Tackling absences caused by stress, anxiety and depression

United Kingdom - January 17 2022 A report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in December 2021 has found that stress, anxiety and depression caused more than half of…

When will a director and shareholder of a company be considered an employee/worker?

United Kingdom - January 17 2022 In the recent case of Rainford v. Dorset Aquatics Ltd, the EAT upheld a decision that a director and shareholder of a company was not also an…

Disability workforce reporting consultation

United Kingdom - January 14 2022 Should employers be required to report on disability in their workforce? On 16 December 2021, the Disability Unit of the Cabinet Office published a…

Levelling up auto-enrolment: proposal to extend criteria put before Parliament

United Kingdom - January 13 2022 This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the “auto-enrolment” regime, which requires all employers in the UK to enrol staff that meet certain…

Scottish government announces proposal to introduce a “right to disconnect” for its employees

United Kingdom - January 6 2022 Last month, the Scottish government committed to having “meaningful discussions” on providing a “right to disconnect” to government employees. The…

Environmental policies and divestment: key strategies helping pension schemes navigate the global climate crisis

United Kingdom - December 22 2021 The government has committed to net zero by 2050, and it is clear that pension schemes have a significant role to play in the financial industry in…

Home Office announces important changes to right to work checks from 6 April 2022

United Kingdom - December 22 2021 On 17 December 2021, the Home Office announced an important change to the current right to work guidance for employers, under Annex E. The change…

The European Commission has published draft legislation aimed at supporting gig economy workers, but how will this impact the UK?

European Union, United Kingdom - December 20 2021 On Thursday 9 December 2021, the European Commission published draft legislation confirming its intention to provide more protection to “gig economy”…

New UK guidance released to assist employers with hybrid working

United Kingdom - December 17 2021 The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published new practical guidance on hybrid working. The guidance covers areas as…

COVID-19 in the UK: change to statutory sick pay evidence requirements

United Kingdom - December 17 2021 New rules come into force in the UK on 17 December 2021, extending the number of days for which an employee does not need to provide medical evidence…