What will the General Election mean for employment law?

Labour We will go to the polling booths on 4th July 2024.  If Labour wins, what should we expect? Key plans are likely to include: More day-one employment rights, including the right not to be unfairly dismissed (although employers will be able to operate probationary periods). A ban on zero-hours contracts, unless requested, and new…

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Six ways to create a neuro-inclusive workplace

The City & Guilds Foundation, which specialises in developing skills, has published its 2024 Neurodiversity Index report. The report found that more organisations are focusing on neuro-inclusion, with more employers having neuro-inclusion strategies and adapting their recruitment practices to accommodate neurodivergent applicants than in the previous year. However, it also found that 50% of individual…

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What are the changes to the family-friendly legal framework?

Redundancy In a redundancy situation, pregnant employees who notify their employer of their pregnancy on or after 6th April 2024 have priority for any suitable alternative vacancy that is available. Employees returning to work on or after 6th April 2024 from a period of maternity or adoption leave, or a period of shared parental leave…

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Should you worry about ‘white fonting’?

What is it? White fonting is the practice of inserting hidden keywords into an electronic document by using a white font on a white background. This makes the keywords invisible to the human eye but still visible to computer programs that scan for them. ​ How do people use it? Some candidates have started using…

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