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[UK] Two-thirds of dads still don’t take paternity leave [UK] Two-thirds of dads still don’t take paternity leave

HMRC figures suggest that two-thirds of men are still not taking paternity leave. Only 208,000 fathers claimed paternity pay last...
07 Aug 2020

[UK] Workers resent colleagues continuing to work from home [UK] Workers resent colleagues continuing to work from home

HR experts reveal that employees who have fought to continue attending their workplace through the COVID-19 pandemic are resentful of...
05 Aug 2020

[UK] Pimlico Plumbers fires staff refusing to return to work [UK] Pimlico Plumbers fires staff refusing to return to work

Charlie Mullins - the millionaire boss of Pimlico Plumbers - has fired staff who refused to return to work following...
04 Aug 2020

[Jersey] Ministers will extend payroll scheme to March [Jersey] Ministers will extend payroll scheme to March

Ministers on Jersey have announced that - subject to States approval - struggling businesses will continue to receive ‘tapered’ government...
03 Aug 2020

[Poland] Draft minimum wage increase adopted from 2021 [Poland] Draft minimum wage increase adopted from 2021

According to the draft adopted by the government, the Polish minimum wage in 2021 will be as much as PLN 2,800 gross....
31 Jul 2020

[Ireland] Adequate protections needed for people working from home [Ireland] Adequate protections needed for people working from home

Trade unions have urged the Irish Government to review employment legislation to ensure that workers engaged in remote working or...
31 Jul 2020

[Germany] Volkswagen labour pay court proceedings open [Germany] Volkswagen labour pay court proceedings open

On July 28 a German court announced that it had opened proceedings against current and former Volkswagen managers - including management board members.
31 Jul 2020