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  • Podcast: Sickness absence

    21 October 2016

    We discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and five top tips for successfully managing sickness absence.

  • How can you help employees with caring responsibilities?

    20 October 2016

    From offering flexible working and leave arrangements to providing training for line managers and information on how to access support, there are a number of ways employers can successfully support carers in the workplace.

  • Asda equal pay preliminary employment tribunal ruling

    17 October 2016

    A Manchester employment tribunal has issued a preliminary ruling against Asda in an equal pay claim involving more than 7,000 employees.

  • Take part in our managing long-term absence survey

    17 October 2016

    To find out how employers are responding to the challenge of long-term absences, XpertHR is conducting a survey into this issue - and would welcome your help.

  • What is the likely impact of the apprenticeship levy on employers?

    14 October 2016

    We take a look at how much the levy is, who will have to pay it and what you should be doing now to prepare.

  • Podcast: The apprenticeship levy

    14 October 2016

    In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guest Matthew Lewis, employment partner at Squire Patton Boggs, to discuss the key points of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Private-sector pay awards in 2016

    13 October 2016

    We look in detail at pay settlements across the private sector, as well as 13 industrial sectors, reporting on the level of pay awards made over the past year.

  • Are we addressing the real reason behind gender inequality?

    12 October 2016

    Ahead of the introduction of next year's gender pay gap reporting legislation, 13 finance companies are aiming for "gender parity" in senior roles, and many have committed to strategies that will enable them to hit these diversity targets.

  • Holiday pay: the never-ending story continues

    10 October 2016

    In the latest holiday pay decision, the Court of Appeal in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and another has accepted that paid annual leave must include commission.

  • Podcast: Disciplinary hearings and dismissals

    7 October 2016

    In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guests Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop to discuss some common areas of concern around the termination of employment.

  • XpertHR Benchmarking 2016 notice period survey

    7 October 2016

    Latest Benchmarking research finds that most employers are satisfied their organisation's employee notice period arrangements successfully balance the needs of the employer with those of the individual.

  • First tribunal decision on shared parental leave

    5 October 2016

    A Scottish employment tribunal has given the first judgment on shared parental leave and pay. Its decision in Snell v Network Rail provides a warning to employers that choosing the wrong approach to enhancing shared parental pay can lead to sex discrimination against men.

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