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    24 August 2016

    The Government has published a consultation on mandatory gender pay gap reporting for public-sector employers. We have amended our FAQs on the gender pay gap reporting duty to reflect the new information.

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    23 August 2016

    How much are employment tribunal rulings for discrimination arising from disability costing employers? We report on three recent remedy judgments for breaches of s.15 of the Equality Act 2010.

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    19 August 2016

    We discuss the steps that employers can take to limit some of the problems that may arise when employees take holiday, including unauthorised absence and failure to return to work.

  • First salary data for the transport sector published

    19 August 2016

    XpertHR's new Transport and Related Infrastructure Salary Survey is now live, providing pay data on a wide range of road, rail, regulatory and airport job roles.

  • Take part in our pay forecasts survey

    19 August 2016

    XpertHR is conducting a major survey of private-sector employers' practices in setting their annual pay review over the next year, and would like to request your assistance with our research.

  • Employer bound by verbal offer of employment by recruitment agency

    18 August 2016

    An employment tribunal has held, in McCann v Snozone Ltd, that the employer must pay a job applicant damages of one month's salary for breach of contract by withdrawing a verbal job offer that the applicant had accepted.

  • Government "scales back" reforms to tax on termination payments

    18 August 2016

    New draft legislation announced by the Government includes: proposals to make all pay in lieu of notice payments taxable; a requirement that employers pay national insurance on non-contractual termination payments above the exemption; and clarification on injury to feelings awards.

  • Country guide updates: Japan

    17 August 2016

    Updates to the employee rights chapter of the Japan employment law guide, covering changes taking effect from 1 January 2017 relating to parental and family care leave.

  • Flexible working requests: a difficult balancing act

    17 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case arising out of a situation where the requested adjustment to the claimant's working hours would have had a negative impact on her colleagues, who would have had to work more unsociable hours as a result.

  • EAT clarifies scope of whistleblowing protection

    12 August 2016

    In McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) explored the rights of agency workers to blow the whistle and set out guidance to assist tribunals.

  • Podcast: Responding to employee drug and alcohol misuse

    12 August 2016

    We discuss how employers can respond to drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace by supporting employee wellbeing and using enforcement measures, such as drug testing.

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    12 August 2016

    The Romania country guide now includes information on the rights to adoption leave that come into force on 12 August 2016.

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