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New 'Fit for Work' scheme will help retailers manage absence, says expert

FOCUS: Retailers should review their absence policies ahead of the launch of a new UK government service to help employers manage problematic or long-term absence.  26 Jan 2015

CJEU: obesity can be disability if "full and effective" workplace participation limited

Obesity can constitute a 'disability' for the purposes of the EU's Employment Equality Directive in circumstances where it "hinders the full and effective participation" of a person in the workplace, the EU's highest court has ruled. 19 Dec 2014

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Spotlight on European institutions as Belgium introduces law to combat ‘burnout’

A new law that came into force this month requires all enterprises operating in Belgium, including Brussels-based institutions such as the European Commission (EC), to take preventive action against ‘burnout’ related to stress in the workplace.  17 Sep 2014

Sick pay repayment scheme for employers with higher levels of absence ends

UK employers that experience higher than average levels of employee sickness are no longer able to reclaim a proportion of their statutory sick pay (SSP) expenditure from the government. 10 Apr 2014

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