May, Merkel and, hopefully, Clinton, to many represent a huge change in our attitudes towards women and power. But despite women reaching new political heights, there remains gender inequality in the work place. The World Economic Forum estimated last year that it will take 118 years before women can expect equal pay to men at current rates of change. Why are we so unwilling or unable to...Read More
BYOD Guidance (“Bring Your Own Device”)
The Government has issued guidance for employers who have employees using their own electronic devices for work including smart phones and tablets. The guidance includes important risk management considerations relating to data protection that particularly companies whose employees process sensitive client information should read.
ACAS have published guidance for employers on how to deal with those employees who are experiencing bereavement, including best practice advice in relation to compassionate leave. The guidance follows research earlier this year by the National Council for Palliative Care which found that:
87% of people agree that all employers should have a compassionate policy, which includes paid...Read More
More than 400 employees of Asda are bringing what has been described as a ‘test case’ for Equal Pay. The predominantly female claimants insist that their jobs as store staff are of equal value to positions in Asda distribution centres which are mainly held by men and which are higher-paid.
It is expected that the case will be heard by the employment tribunal in Manchester within the next two...Read More