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  • Holiday pay: British Gas appeals against tribunal decision on inclusion of commission

    06 May 2015

    It has been announced that British Gas is appealing against the employment tribunal decision in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd and another that words can be added into the Working Time Regulations 1998 to require the calculation of holiday pay to take account of commission.

  • New guide to employment law in Chile

    01 May 2015

    The latest edition to the XpertHR International manual is a guide to Chile, covering the basics of employment law in the country.

  • Final chapter in long-running case on expiring fixed-term contracts counting towards collective redundancy consultation

    01 May 2015

    The Supreme Court has given the final decision in University and College Union v University of Stirling, a case that resulted in April 2013 in changes to the law clarifying that employers can exclude fixed-term contracts that have reached their agreed termination point from collective redundancy consultation.

  • Podcast: Your questions on shared parental leave answered (part 2)

    01 May 2015

    In this week's podcast, we are once again joined by special guest Jo Broadbent, who handles your technical questions on dealing with shared parental leave requests and employees' entitlement to shared parental pay.

  • FAQs: Tax-free childcare

    01 May 2015

    New FAQs on XpertHR look at the introduction of the Tax-free Childcare scheme.

  • Collective redundancy consultation: ECJ judgment on whether or not 20 or more redundancies need to be "at one establishment"

    30 April 2015

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered its long-awaited ruling in Usdaw and another v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) and others, on the important issue of whether or not employers that are proposing 20 or more redundancies across the whole organisation, rather than just "at one establishment", have collective consultation obligations.

  • How to deal with career breaks

    30 April 2015

    Career breaks can be a useful tool for employee retention. However, employers that are considering offering them should be aware of the potential impact a career break may have on an employee's continuity of service and statutory and contractual rights. This article provides practical guidance for employers on dealing with career breaks.

  • Religion and belief discrimination: left-wing political beliefs can be protected

    30 April 2015

    In The General Municipal and Boilermakers Union v Henderson, a union organiser claimed he was harassed and dismissed by the GMB union because he was "too left wing". The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether or not there was evidence of political belief discrimination.

  • Changes to termination payments and dismissal procedure in the Netherlands

    29 April 2015

    The guide to employment law in the Netherlands has been updated to provide an overview of the new statutory system of transition payments for redundancy and details of changes to the dismissal procedure that come into effect on 1 July 2015.

  • Pay deals outstrip inflation

    24 April 2015

    With inflation falling, our latest analysis of pay settlement trends reveals that employees are now enjoying a real-terms increase in their wages. We also examine what the three main political parties are promising on pay should they come into power next month.

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