Workplace drug testing has increased significantly in the UK, according to four leading screening companies, as reported by the BBC today. Apparently, the screening companies have seen rises in the number of annual tests carried out of between 40% and 470% over four years. One of the companies, LGC Group, has said there has been […]
With Tesco suspending four of its senior executives this week after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250m, it has thrown into the spotlight the rights of employers to suspend employees and whether there is a serious enough reason to do so.
ACAS has today issued new guidelines for employers to consider in relation to dress codes in the workplace. Click here to access the new guidelines from ACAS Click here to read Philip Landau’s blog in The Guardian in relation to dress codes at work.
New data released today from the Chartered Management Institute shows that 40 years after the Equal Pay Act outlawed less favourable pay and conditions in the workplace, women bosses are still earning only three-quarters as much as their male colleagues. The widest discrepancies in salaries were seen to be at the higher levels of management, with a “midlife pay […]
We are pleased to have been one of the sponsors of the 5th international bike ride of ‘Guts-in-Motion’ from Paris to London on 11th-13th July 2014. The Charity supports vital research into Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Please click here to go to the Just Giving page if you wish to support the event and […]
One of Britain’s leading doctors has called for the country to switch to a four-day week to help combat high levels of work-related stress, let people spend more time with their families or exercising, and reduce unemployment. Professor John Ashton also said this would also help address medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and the […]
Flexible working could become a reality for more workers from Monday 30 June, as new rules come into force. All employees with 26 weeks or more service will be allowed to request flexible working, which employers in turn must address in a “reasonable manner”. Until now, you only had the right if you had children […]
Philip Landau was today interviewed on Radio 4’s Today programme by their business correspondent, Tanya Beckett, in relation to the new flexible employment rights.
Please click here to see Philip Landau’s quotes in The Independent today on the new flexible working rights.
Philip Landau appearing on Sky News on 29th June 2014, talking about the new flexible working rights being rolled out to all employees from 30th June 2014. For details of the new flexible employment rights, please click here.