The top 10 most read stories in April-May 2016

Top 10 April

The most read stories online between 18 April and 10 May 2016:

1. Uber agrees $84m settlement for employee status cases

Taxi organisation Uber has agreed to a settlement for lawsuits that dispute the status of Uber drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

2. Deutsche Bank, Facebook and Google among top 10 highest-paying organisations

Research by Glassdoor rounds up the 10 highest-paying organisations in the UK for 2016.

3. Swindon Town Football Club fined for auto-enrolment non-compliance

The football club has been fined £22,900 for not fulfilling its pensions auto-enrolment duties.

4. Staff given annual leave to enjoy Game of Thrones premiere

Employees at +rehabstudio’s London and Belfast offices were given an additional half day of holiday so they could stay up late to watch the episode as it aired in the US.

5. EY launches return-to-work programme

The EY Reconnect initiative will help individuals who have taken a career break to re-enter the workplace.

6. JLT achieves 18% engagement rate with car salary sacrifice scheme

Jardine Lloyd Thompson has seen 18% of eligible employees register interest in its car salary sacrifice scheme in the three months since its launch.

7. 75% believe employers should proactively support staff health and wellbeing

Three-quarters of employer respondents believe that organisations should proactively support employees to manage their health and wellbeing, according to research by Axa PPP Healthcare.

8. Benefex gains living wage accreditation

The employee benefits provider pays all 160 staff and third-party contractors at least the living wage rate of £8.25 an hour.

9. BHS pension scheme and liabilities under scrutiny from regulator and parliamentary committee

The Work and Pensions Committee is investigating the Pension Protection Fund and how BHS’s pension liabilities may impact this.

10. 40% rank health insurance in their top three employee benefits

Four in 10 respondents rank health insurance among their top three most-valued employee benefits, compared to 37% in 2015, according to research by Willis PMI Group.