January PR report

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THE PRESS COVERAGE JANUARY 2017

ELAS PRESS COVERAGE January 2017

For those who watched the classic Mary Poppins over the Christmas break, ‘a spoonful of sugar’ can certainly make the prospect of coming into work much sweeter! IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE ‘WORKPLACE CAKE CULTURE’ ?

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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES WE EXPECT TO SEE IN 2017

2017 is expected to be a year to watch when it comes to employment law with two main topics set to continue dominating headlines throughout the year – Brexit and the gig economy.

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2017 BREXIT AND THE GIG ECONOMY LAW WILL DOMINATE

The two main topics set to continue dominating headlines throughout the year – Brexit and the gig economy.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW: WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS YEAR

One thing is clear - everyone will be affected by the change when Britain leaves the EU. However, it will take two years to negotiate an exit once Article 50 has been triggered.

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CITYSPRINT TRIBUNAL VERDICT DEALS FURTHER BLOW TO THE GIG ECONOMY

Cycle courier Mags Dewhurst won the case she had brought against the firm saying that they were acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.

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Lancashire police are holding the two men, both staff members at an unidentified Indian takeaway, on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by gross negligence. DEATH OF 15 YEAR OLD HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF FOOD SAFETY

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A POTENTIAL SCANDAL?

Following on from the Jimmy Saville scandal, British football has been rocked by allegations of widespread historical child sec abuse at clubs across the country.

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The Government has revealed some of the most bizarre excuses employers have given them for not paying their employees National Minimum Wage. THE MOST BIZARRE EXCUSES FOR FAILING TO PAY THE MINIMUM WAGE

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AHEAD OF BLUE MONDAY ELAS PREDICTS NATIONAL SICKIE DAY WILL COST THE UK ECONOMY £4.45MILLION

By all means enjoy a tipple or two, but when one shot turns into nine and the room starts to spin it’s probably time to sit down and grab some H2O.

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With snow storms across most of Greater Manchester last night, severe weather and the business disruption it can cause should be top of mind for companies. HOW COMPANIES CAN SUPPORT STAFF DURING SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

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It’s vital that companies take steps to ensure that they are complying with current legislation regarding National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. TOP TEN WORST EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW IN 2017?

Everyone will be affected when Britain leaves the EU, but we can expect it to be ‘business as usual’ for quite some time.

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Last week UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to help schools and companies in England confront the ‘hidden injustice’ of mental illness... YOUR THOUGHTS: UK GOV’S MENTAL HEALTH PLANS

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HR EXPERTS REACT TO PM’S LANDMARK BREXIT SPEECH

Prime Minister Theresa May today laid out plans for Brexit in a speech designed to give some clarification on the government’s stance ahead of the triggering of Article 50,

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EXPERTS ‘COMBATTING CAKE CULTURE’

While January is saturated with diets and detoxes, experts believe many won’t make lasting effects, and could give up before the month is up.

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DEATH OF MEGAN LEE HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF FOOD SAFETY AND ALLERGEN MANAGEMENT

Two men have been arrested over the death of 15 year old Megan Lee, who died on New Year’s Day after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway.

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HOW BREXIT WILL IMPACT FOOD AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES When Felix Baumgartner made his jump from the edge of space he probably hoped he had thought of every risk before stepping off the platform. The UK public voted for something similar in many ways on 23rd June...

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‘RADICAL CANDOUR’ – EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK SYSTEM, OR JUST PLAIN BRUTAL?

Radical candour is the buzzword in business right now with more companies implementing the ‘harsh but true’ approach to feedback...

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MPS CALL FOR STRONGER LAWS ON SEXIST DRESS CODES

Two government committees have concluded it needs to review and amend the law around dress codes

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Employers that enforce sexist dress codes could be in line for stricter punishment and fines, if the Government follows recommendations set out in a new report SEXIST DRESS CODES COULD ATTRACT STRICTER PUNISHMENT AND FINES

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SEXISM ALIVE, AND NOT KICKING IN UNCOMFORTABLE WORKPLACE HIGH HEELS, FINDS REPORT

A new report has again raised the issue surrounding dress codes at work and whether different rules for men and women can be regarded as discriminatory.

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LEARNING LESSONS FROM. . . THE CRACKDOWN ON SEXIST DRESS CODES

In 2009 the College of Podiatry and the TUC called on employers to protect women at work by giving them a choice of footwear, due to the impact high heels can have on health.

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WANT TO OWN A FOOTBALL CLUB? EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION DESCRIBED IN TWO CASES

A Wall Street Journal article noted that owning a football club in Britain shows “you’re at a certain level as a businessman”.

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EXPERTS: HOW TO TACKLE HR DILEMMAS WHEN THE EMPLOYEE IS A FOOTBALL STAR

Absence management is a challenge for every industry, but when your suspected absentee is a highly paid football star, how can HR tackle the issue?

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TOP 10 WORST EXCUSES FOR ABSENCE

It is Monday after all, meaning a few employees who overindulged will perhaps feign a cough or a cold. But there are some excuses which are so excessive and exaggerated that you can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it.

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BOSSES NEED FLEXIBILITY FOR FATHERS, SAYS EXPERT

The new generation of fathers are more likely than ever to compromise their career to take care of their children, according to a study by Working Families and Bright Horizons.

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REDUNDANCY BAN TO BE CONSIDEREDFOR NEW MOTHERS

Women and Equalities Committee report calls on government to strengthen protection from discrimination

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TOP 10 WORST EXCUSES FOR ABSENCE

How many members of your staff have called in sick today? It is Monday after all, meaning a few employees who overindulged will perhaps feign a cough or a cold

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NATIONAL SICKIE DAY: TOP 10 WORST EXCUSES FOR ABSENCE

Ahead of ‘National Sickie Day’ next Monday, a company has put together a list of excuses for absences in 2016.

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TODAY IS BLUE MONDAY: AND NATIONAL SICKIE DAY JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Traditionally the third Monday of January has been known as Blue Monday but the latest absence figures suggest that’s no longer the case, with UK workers consistently having the Monday blues.

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DID YOU PULL A SICKIE YESTERDAY? TURNS OUT YOU’RE NOT ALONE…

Did you pull a sickie on Blue Monday? You weren’t alone. In fact, far from yesterday being the saddest day of the year for workers..

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, NEW HACCP

Part of the legal requirements for food safety managemet procedures is to regularly review your food safety management system and ensure that these documents are up to date. So does yours reflect your current operation?

Hospital kitchens and catering suppliers are always under pressure to deliver nutritious, satisfying and safe meals that appeal to patients, residents and staff. That’s why the humble egg regularly features on hospital menus... WATCH OUT FOR EGGS

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