December Christmas work parties take on new meaning over Zoom during COVID, Deborah Scales an employment associate at Clarkslegal includes a reminder of sexual harassment during virtual parties can still take place, and employers remain liable for discriminatory conduct that takes place during a work related virtual party.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for regulating and enforcing safety in the workplace. Following the tragic death of Donna Coleman, a teacher who worked at Burnley College, the University and College Union (UCU) raised Covid-19 health and safety concerns with the college and the HSE.
On 10 May 2022, Prince Charles confirmed, as set out in the Queen’s Speech, that there would be a new data protection regime in the UK, with some measures extending and applying to England and Wales only.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, for many people, the boundary between work and home life has become blurred. A vast amount of people were suddenly required to work from home which meant for many, homes became offices and this has resulted in many struggling to disconnect from work outside of their working hours.
Brain fog has been in the news lately because of its association with Long Covid and the menopause. But what is brain fog and how should employers support staff suffering from it?
The long-anticipated Building Safety Act (BSA) has completed its passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent. The BSA, which is the culmination of reforms following the Grenfell fire tragedy, has both been described as ‘the biggest changes to building safety legislation’ and having ‘changed beyond all recognition’ from the Building Safety Bill first introduced.
In this thought piece, I have decided to focus upon one key topic: motivation for work. Motivation is key in the workplace because, after all, talent cannot be talent unless it exudes high levels of motivation, and organisational success cannot be achieved without high levels of motivation.