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  • 17 Feb 2015
    A quick roundup of recent employment law stories...

  • 16 Feb 2015
    Levels of stress and suicide peak in Japan due to workers not taking enough holiday and time away from their working environment. The Japanese government plan to create a new law in order to make companies ensure that their staff are taking at least five days off a year. It is a legal requirement in the UK for all employees and workers to take 5.6 weeks’ holiday each year and employers must ensure that they do so to ensure that they are not beaching the working time regulations.

  • 3 Feb 2015
    Benedict Cumberbatch makes a public error by using the word 'coloured' to describe his colleagues. In today’s society, the word ‘coloured’ is regarded as a racist term, and although it was clear Cumberbatch had no racist intent, the lack of knowledge in the continuing debate about identity, discrimination and race is no uncommon blunder.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Creating a defined business strategy and plan is crucial for every company, from small start-ups to larger corporations. In order to grow the business, employees and relevant stakeholders need to understand what the company is trying to achieve, and how it plans to get there. If your company is just starting out, or if you think it is time to implement a new business strategy to increase productivity, there are several options for you to consider...

  • 15 Jan 2015
    A recent study showed that half of all workers approaching retirement intend to carry on working when they reach their mid-sixties. A quarter of the over 50’s that took part in the study, felt that they were viewed less favourably than younger workers, while 15 per cent experienced age based discrimination in the workplace. How should employers deal with retirement?...