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Are we getting closer to gender equality?

With the recent focus on pay gap reporting and the #MeToo campaign, Helen Jenkins reflects on the progress being made, both in Britain and globally, in a new People Management article.

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Are we getting closer to gender equality?

2020 women on board target – FTSE 350 companies urged by the government to step up

The target, as set by the Hampton-Alexander Review, is for 33 per cent of FTSE board positions to be held by women by the end of 2020. Yesterday BEIS and the Government Equalities Office published a press release looking at the progress made against this target (the Press Release).
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2020 women on board target – FTSE 350 companies urged by the government to step up

Business schools and the new apprenticeship levy

We have previously blogged on whether the levy, now having been in force for a year, has worked. Our view is that it has not been as successful as it could have been – to read more, please click here.
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Business schools and the new apprenticeship levy

Zero hours contracts on the rise

This time last year zero hours contracts were in the news because the fast food giant McDonald's offered employment contracts containing fixed hours to its 115,000 employees employed under zero hours contracts. We have previously blogged on this and our articles can be found here and here.
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Zero hours contracts on the rise

Cancer Research to pay interns

We previously blogged on whether unpaid internships should be a thing of the past, after Chris Holmes called for a ban on unpaid internships lasting longer than four weeks. Cancer Research has now announced that it will indeed be making unpaid internships a thing of the past in its business.
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Cancer Research to pay interns

Costs following injunction application – watch out

The High Court held in Marcura Equities v. Nisomar Ventures Ltd that, in principle, claimants are entitled to an award of significant costs even where they secure only modest damages.
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Costs following injunction application – watch out

Annual increase in unfair dismissal and weekly pay caps

The following yearly increases have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 6 April 2018:

  1. The statutory cap on compensatory awards for unfair dismissal will increase from £80,541 to £83,682 (or, if lower, 52 weeks’ pay).
  2. A maximum week’s pay will increase from £489 to £508 (including for redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award).
Annual increase in unfair dismissal and weekly pay caps

The Government’s response to the Taylor Review

The Taylor Review (or, to use its formal title, the Review of Modern Working Practices) was published back in July 2017 and made over 50 recommendations. Renewed media and political interest followed, putting the vexed question of effective and coherent employment rights in the modern workforce back into the spotlight.
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The Government’s response to the Taylor Review

Non-renewal of fixed-term contracts – be careful!

The recent case of Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v. Drzymala highlights how important it is to handle the non-renewal of a fixed-term contract properly.
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Non-renewal of fixed-term contracts – be careful!

Presidents Club Scandal

Amanda Jones comments on the Presidents Club Scandal in the HuffPost. Click here to read more.

Presidents Club Scandal