According to the 2017 Stevenson Farmer report, the cost to employers of mental ill-health is between £33 – 42 billion every year, whilst the cost to government is estimated to be between £24 and 27 billion. In total the cost of poor mental health to the UK economy is somewhere between £74 – £99 billion…
The worker status bubble has expanded recently and found its way into the public sector. In Braine v The National Gallery, an employment tribunal has held that art educators are workers when they are working on individual assignments.
ACAS has published new guidance on age discrimination at work. The guidance looks at the key areas in employment where discrimination can happen, including recruitment, performance management and retirement.
The Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice has suggested that employers should keep records of actual hours worked by full time employees in order to comply with the Working Time Directive.
After 12 weeks’ employment, agency workers are entitled to the same basic employment terms (including pay) as if they had been hired directly by the hirer, rather than through an agency (regulation 5(1) Agency Workers Regulations 2010).
Employees are protected against discrimination due to their religion or belief by the Equality Act 2010. Direct discrimination is where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of their religion or belief (or their lack of it).
TUPE has been high on our case work at THSP Risk Management this last couple of months, and has made the Court of Appeal.
The headline in the metro last Friday (29/03/19) read “A nation of pill poppers”. It went on to explain that the use of anti-depressants has almost doubled in the past ten years.
Following the implementation of the Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 which provide an enforcement and penalty regime for (EU) 2016/425, the one-year transitional period for full implementation ends on 21st April 2019.
The government has published its draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019. From the 1st April 2019, most social security payments, such as maternity, sick and parental payments increase along with the minimum wage.