Payroll and Employee Benefits

Employee & Management Assistance Programs

Calls for code of practice to combat workplace discrimination against pregnant women, working parents

MARK COLVIN: There are calls for changes to workplace policies to combat discrimination against pregnant women and working parents.

The call for a new code of practice follows a report by the Human Rights Commission.

It gave examples of women losing their jobs through sham redundancies when they tried to return to work after having children.

It even said some pregnant women had been forced to choose between keeping the baby and keeping the job.

Emily Bourke reports.
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Payroll and Employee Benefits – Travel Benefits: A case for bleisure

There’s a new buzz word in town. Like it or loathe it, the “bleisure” trip is on the rise among the UK’s employees – following the American trend for rolling business trips and holidays into one. Consequently, many finance teams are now faced with a number of grey areas when it comes to processing the resulting expenses claims. The central question remains, what is it reasonable for employees to claim back on their company expenses when taking a bleisure trip?
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