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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Flexible dress code: a new risk to employers

March 14th, 2019

News that investment bank Goldman Sachs has relaxed its dress code was widely welcomed. Many see the move as a shift towards a changing culture for an industry largely driven by tradition. However, the example led by the investment bank, which may prompt other businesses to follow suit, raises some important considerations for employers looking to adopt the same strategy.

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Help to Buy Scheme set to end in 2023

March 13th, 2019

The Government confirmed in their last budget it does not intend to introduce a further Help to Buy scheme after March 2023 so that means 4 years left to get your 5% deposit saved and use the scheme.

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What is the online tribunal database and how does it work?

March 13th, 2019

For employers the risk to reputation lies in the database serving as a publicly-available archive of claims brought against them.

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The parental leave policy gap

March 11th, 2019

In times of increased awareness around employee rights, a company’s parental leave policy is an important representation of its commitment to equality.

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Will the co-working boom continue and how will a hard Brexit impact landlord-tenant relations?

March 11th, 2019

The office sector has experienced significant change over the past decade, with the rise of co-working operators such as WeWork. These have required owners and occupiers to change to adapt to, amongst other things, the flexible working trend that is gathering pace.

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