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    Alex Blowers appointed as new chair of INCA

    Press Release The body representing the challenger internet network providers also welcomes CityFibre back into membership London, UK, 15 January – INCA’s board has appointed CityFibre’s head of regulation to be the association’s new Chair. Alex Blowers is one of the biggest hitters in policy and regulation in the sector and his appointment will add […] More

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    Number of overseas nationals leaving UK could have reached 1.3 million

    Christian Mueller / Shutterstock.com Up to 1.3 million overseas nationals have left the UK over the past year, with almost 700,000 non-UK born workers having vacated London alone, according to a study. The Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence found an “unprecedented” fall in the number of foreign-born residents in the UK when it applied an […] More

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    President-Elect Biden Calls for Paid Leave During Pandemic

    ​President-elect Joe Biden provided an overview Jan. 14 of his proposal to fight the coronavirus, help workers and strengthen the U.S. economy. His plan has two phases. The first is the “American Rescue Plan” the president-elect is asking Congress to pass immediately. The second is a forthcoming broader recovery package of policy priorities, including infrastructure, […] More

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    Equal pay: Tesco ordered to disclose warehouse staff pay information

    Shutterstock Tesco has been ordered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal to disclose information it holds about how much its warehouse staff are paid – evidence which could be key to the equal pay case being brought against the retailer by shop floor workers. On Wednesday (13 January), the EAT dismissed an appeal the supermarket giant […] More

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    Workers in ‘postcode lottery’ for self-isolation payments

    Test and Trace staff at a centre in Liverpool. More testing is now being rolled outPeter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images The government should “urgently review” its £500 compensation scheme for workers who have been asked to self isolate by NHS Test and Trace, according to the CIPD. The HR body sent Freedom of Information requests to […] More

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    Ask HR: How Can Organizations Offer Health and Wellness Benefits in 2021?

    ​SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today. The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity. Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like him to answer? Submit it here. My office […] More

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    Business secretary denies plans to rip-up workers’ rights

    Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has denied reports that the government wants to row back on workers’ rights now that the UK has left the EU. Yesterday, the Financial Times reported that some workers’ protections and rules brought in under EU’s Working Time Directive – including the 48-hour limit […] More

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    Pandemic’s lasting legacy to be key theme of the People in Law Conference 2021

    The long-term effects of Covid-19, creating an ideal culture and how learnings from other industries can be applied to the legal sector will be among the key themes at this year’s People in Law Conference, taking place digitally later this month. People professionals from across the legal sphere will hear from experts including futurist Katherine […] More

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