In this month’s edition of Workplace Law we have a video from Nick Hobden and Jessica Wells discussing whistleblowing in the workplace and what employees and employers should consider. We also have some articles on employers obligations on gender pay gap reporting, the benefits of using a cloud based file sharing platform (High Q) for our clients, social media in the workplace and recent Acas guidance on sickness leave.
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Understanding the new Acas guidance on “whistleblowing at work”
Nick Hobden and Jessica Wells discuss whistleblowing in the workplace following the Acas guidance published on the 6 June 2023.
What are the gender pay gap reporting obligations for employers?
Employers with over 250 employees should be reminded of their obligations to publish gender pay gap information on an annual basis, in reference to a ‘snapshot date’ of either 31 March or 5 April.
HighQ and its benefits in Employment Law
53% of global law firms are now using HighQ, a cloud based file sharing platform by Thomson Reuters, which allows its users to upload and share documentation with others. At Thomson Snell & Passmore, HighQ has become an integral feature of our work for clients.
Social media in the workplace
Social media is an increasingly popular and frequently used tool, often harnessed by employers to market their services and network with clients and referrers. As well as its potential for business development, social media is also used in a personal capacity by employees to share their thoughts and photographs with family, friends and other connections.
Acas guidance on sickness leave
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported in April this year that the sickness absence rate, which is the percentage of working hours lost due to sickness or injury, rose to 2.6% in 2022.
Virtual HR Club
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