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Archives: November 2013

Should there be a right to paid bereavement leave?

Campaigners have been pressurising the government to change the law relating to the paid right to bereavement leave. Currently there is no entitlement to bereavement leave after the death of a family member. A recent poll conducted by Change Bereavement Leave Campaign, found that 71% of 1508 people questioned believed the law should be changed. The poll also found that …

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All aboard the Euro-express? Germany pushes forward on equal opportunities issues?

Why do equality issues continue to attract headlines? Because, unfortunately, women are still unrepresented at the highest levels of management tiers within organisations.

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Workplace bullying: avoiding the stereotypes

When contemplating what constitutes bullying, it would be easy to rely on stereotypes of the meek and the aggressive. The weak and the strong. Frequently though, we are reminded that bullying can take many forms and affect many people.

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Internship programmes: new BIS guidance

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has updated its guidance on internship programmes and the national minimum wage.

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Zeroing in on seasonal workers?

Vince Cable’s consultation on the use of zero hours contracts is ongoing. The key areas of concern are transparency and the lack of a clear legal definition of zero-hours contracts, the uncertainty of earnings, the unpredictable hours and the balance of power in the employment relationship.

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Employee status and voluntary workers: the dangers of rewarding your workers

Voluntary workers are a category of worker who perform duties for charities, voluntary organisations, associated fund-raising bodies and statutory bodies. They are distinct and have a separate definition to volunteers.

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Employment tribunal fees: preventing vexatious claims or limiting access to justice?

Daniela Mailat student at Leeds Law School, Leeds Metropolitan University, is the winner of the DWF essay writing competition. Here is her winning entry.

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