The BBC found itself in a media storm last month, following the publication of salaries paid to its highest-earning stars, which revealed that only one-third of its 96 top earners were women, and the top seven were all men. Since then, staff at the Financial Times have threatened to strike over the paper’s reported 13% per cent gender pay gap.
Accurate calculations of the National Minimum Wage continue to cause headaches for employers, with an employment tribunal acknowledging the complexity, saying there is no single key to unlock every case.
Workforce wellbeing must include mental health awareness
A recent workplace study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that those suffering from mental health issues were 37% more likely to get into conflict with colleagues, 80% found it difficult to concentrate and 50% are potentially less patient with customers/clients.
From a nasty tumble on a wet patio by the pool, or food poisoning after a gourmet dinner, it is possible for personal injury claims for holiday accidents and illness to be brought against various parties.
After four years of wrangling, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations come into effect from 28 May 2018. That gives everyone affected less than a year to make sure they are ready for the changes, and that they comply to the letter of the law.