Meaningful employment

May 15th, 2019

As employers, we need our people to be focused on the job at hand, and to be present – if not in body, then at least in spirit – while they work.

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Looking after all of us

May 3rd, 2019

Here at Joelson we take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Mental health is a crucial part of the picture.

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New EU Rules for Gig Economy Workers

April 26th, 2019

The European Parliament has approved new regulations which guarantee improved minimum rights for ‘gig economy’ workers.

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Should employers follow Hermes’ lead with ‘self-employed plus’ status?

April 25th, 2019

The ‘self-employed plus’ model appears to work well for Hermes, but is not necessarily a solution for other employers. David Greenhalgh writes for employee benefits publication.

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#MeToo clauses to address workplace sexual harassment

April 17th, 2019

News that tech investors are inserting ‘#MeToo clauses’ into their contracts with start-ups raises questions about what this means in the wider fight against sexual harassment.

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Could #MeToo clauses for start-ups put a stop to harassment?

April 11th, 2019

Investors in start-ups are putting young companies under increased scrutiny to ensure they have a clean record on sexual harassment.

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What can the second year of gender pay gap data tell us?

April 10th, 2019

Companies employing more than 250 people should by now have submitted their mean and median gender pay gap statistics for the second year or will be facing a penalty.

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Lads of London

March 29th, 2019

Shadow city minister Jonathan Reynold’s observation that Lloyd’s has an “institutionally sexist culture” calls for a response beyond what would be expected for most firms.

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How can employers promote diversity at board level?

March 22nd, 2019

News that The Investment Association has written to 69 major companies asking them to increase the number of women in their boardrooms is clearly a positive step in addressing gender imbalance at the most senior level. The news may also prompt employers to consider how they might narrow their gender gap in a practical way.

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Private Sector contractors soon to be affected by IR35 rule change

March 19th, 2019

Recent changes to the IR35 rules affecting the public sector are to apply to the private sector from April 2020. The change shifts the onus on determining a contractors’ tax status from the individual with her/her own service company to the business contracting with that service company.

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