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New rules against so-called “fire and rehire” practices in wake of the P&O scandal will not stop it from being repeated, trade unions have warned. Ministers have launched a consultation for a new code of practice for all employers, which would set out companies’ responsibilities when they seek to change contractual terms. The government is [...]
Britain’s small business owners are among the hardest working people in the country with many up before the milkman and still going long after the DJ has played their final song. Nearly half of bosses work more than 50 hours per week while a third start work before 5am – a time better known to [...]
Money is a key motivator for older workers returning to work as the merciless cost-of-living crisis increasingly bites, it has emerged. The Office for National Statistics has published experimental data on the motivations for the over 50s to return to work. Money is an important motivation to return to work for all groups, particularly younger groups, with 69 per [...]
Magic Circle law firm Slaughter and May is set to let its lawyers log out of their emails after 10pm in a bid to prevent “unnecessary incursions” on its employees’ work-life balances. However, lawyers at the elite London firm must still be “reachable by phone” and may still be required to check emails past 10pm [...]
The UK’s Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has opened a review into those who work abroad remotely, in a sign the government may soon begin to crack down on remote working holidays. The OTS has begun collecting data on people who work for UK companies from abroad, following a major uptick in the numbers of [...]
A 28-year-old auditor, who suffered a serious brain injury on a work night out, is suing PwC over claims the firm bears responsibility for the behaviour of a manager who encouraged excessive drinking. Michael Brockie, 28, suffered a “moderate-severe brain injury” during a “pub golf” night organised by his superior, that left him with “persistent [...]
Exercise bike maker Peloton has set out plans to hike its prices, cut costs, and force its staff back into the office, as it seeks to turnaround after demand for its home gym equipment dipped following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. In an internal memo published by Bloomberg, the New York headquartered running machine seller [...]
Coventry-based firm the Manufacturing Technology Centre has rolled out a four day working week for staff after a trial period was found to have boosted productivity. The organisation, which aims to build technologies developed in academia, said that after conducting a two-year trial of flexible working with more than 600 of its staff, it would [...]
Employers giving pay cuts to remote and hybrid workers could face discrimination lawsuits, employment lawyers have said. Companies that pay higher salaries to workers who come into the office risk being subject to sexual discrimination lawsuits, due to the fact women are more likely to work from home than men, lawyers told City A.M. Fiona [...]
Mayer Brown’s UK managing partner has told partners in the law firm not to disturb associates on their holidays – apart from in emergencies. In an internal memo seen by The Lawyer, Dominic Griffiths, the highest-ranking partner at Mayer Brown’s London office, told the law firm’s senior lawyers not to interrupt younger lawyers’ holidays, as [...]
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