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    22 May 2015

    XpertHR examines the pay recommendations made by the independent public-sector pay review bodies for the 2015/16 pay round, in which government pay policy restricted awards to an average of up to 1%.

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    22 May 2015

    XpertHR's analysis of pay settlement data for the three months to the end of April reveals yet another month of subdued pay increases for employees. A sector-by-sector review of pay awards so far in 2015 reveals where the highest pay awards have been made.

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    22 May 2015

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    20 May 2015

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    19 May 2015

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  • Employers should exercise caution when varying terms and conditions

    15 May 2015

    Changing an employees' terms and conditions needs to be treated with care. We round up three recent employment law cases that should act as a warning for employers.

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