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Upfront Editor's choice - the latest from XpertHR

  • Disability discrimination: judgment date set in important ECJ obesity case

    Date:
    27 November 2014

    A date has been set for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to deliver the important decision in FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune, which concerns whether or not obesity should come with in the definition of disability.

  • International manual country guide updates: November 2014

    Date:
    26 November 2014

    There are updates to various country guides in the International manual this month, including the Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Jersey, Netherlands, Qatar and South Africa employment law guides.

  • Podcast: What to do if an employee posts defamatory comments online (part 1)

    Date:
    21 November 2014

    In this week's podcast we explore an employer's options when an employee makes defamatory comments about his or her organisation online. We provide practical guidance on how to deal with this situation from a defamation and employment law perspective.

  • Latest pay awards

    Date:
    21 November 2014

    We summarise the latest pay awards collected by XpertHR that have been added to the pay databank. Alongside details of each pay award, the entry shows the name and size of the review group, along with the effective date and length of the review.

  • Pay trends November 2014: pay awards remain below minimum wage

    Date:
    21 November 2014

    The majority of organisations are awarding employees an annual pay increase, but the value of these rises remains low, finds the latest analysis from XpertHR.

  • Official earnings data published

    Date:
    20 November 2014

    The 2014 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings from the Office for National Statistics provides annual, weekly and hourly earnings figures for UK employees. XpertHR provides a breakdown of all the headline pay benchmarking data by gender, sector, industry and region.

  • Holiday pay: model documents updated in the light of EAT ruling

    Date:
    20 November 2014

    We have added warnings to our model policies and documents on holiday and holiday pay about the possible implications for UK employers of the decision in Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and another; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others; Amec Group Ltd v Law and others, in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that regular non-guaranteed overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations.

  • Shared parental leave: definitions added to XpertHR's employment glossary

    Date:
    20 November 2014

    A number of additions have been made to XpertHR's employment glossary to explain some key terms that relate to shared parental leave.

  • Acas early conciliation: what are the consequences for an employee who fails to comply?

    Date:
    19 November 2014

    If an employee submits an employment tribunal claim without first having contacted Acas about early conciliation, will he or she lose the chance to pursue the claim?

  • Is the winning party's insurance cover a relevant factor in tribunal costs awards?

    Date:
    14 November 2014

    Can an employment tribunal take into account that a party seeking costs has insurance to pay its legal fees? That was the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Mardner v Gardner and others.

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