The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to sign formal legal contracts such as contracts of employment. This clarification follows recent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the High Court which have decided that electronic…

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The Women’s Trust charity, which supports women on low pay, has said that the practice of asking job applicants for their current salaries fuels the gender pay gap.   The charity has suggested that featuring salaries in job adverts could…

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Research carried out by the University of the West of England has concluded that time spent dealing with work emails and other tasks during the commute to and from work should be counted as part of the working day.  …

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The Government has decided that caste should not be a protected characteristic in its own right.     The decision follows a public consultation seeking views on how to ensure that there is appropriate and proportional legal protection against unlawful…

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the primary question to be asked when considering bad faith for the purposes of a victimisation claim is the employee’s honesty.   The employee, in this case, was a trainee surgeon. Various issues…

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A Swedish Muslim woman has been awarded compensation after her job interview with a translation company was swiftly ended when she declined to shake hands with a male interviewer.     The person conducting the interview, in this case offered…

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to encourage their staff to cycle to work on a regular basis to make sure the annual ‘Cycle to Work Day’ is not just a one-off.     IOSH…

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Use Mobile Apps to get HR done If your staff are among the 2500 already using our mobile apps for managing HR on the Portal you will know how useful they are for sharing work with colleagues and keeping you…

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