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Upfront Editor's choice - the latest from XpertHR

  • Podcast: Shared parental leave and pay

    Date:
    31 October 2014

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the shared parental leave and pay regime, including the extension of the right to request flexible working, and the forthcoming introduction of shared parental leave and pay.

  • Webinar: Preparing for shared parental leave

    Date:
    31 October 2014

    In our 4 November webinar on shared parental leave, Ed Bowyer of Hogan Lovells joins XpertHR employment law editor Jeya Thiruchelvam to highlight key issues that organisations need to get to grips with.

  • Service provision change: EAT guidance on transfer of organised grouping of employees

    Date:
    30 October 2014

    On a service provision change, is the percentage of time spent on activities that will TUPE transfer determinative of whether or not an employee transfers? That was the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Costain Ltd v Armitage and another.

  • Workers and employees: should a distinction exist?

    Date:
    30 October 2014

    With the Government having launched a review of employment status, in particular the contrast between the rights of employees and workers, consultant editor Darren Newman gives his view that removing the distinction between the two groups would be preferable to simply making workers' limited rights clearer to them.

  • Senior public-sector employees to repay exit payments if they return to the sector

    Date:
    29 October 2014

    Senior public-sector employees will be required to repay all or part of any exit payment they have received if they leave and return to the same part of the public sector within a year. The rules will apply to employees who earn more than £100,000 and are expected to be implemented by April 2016 under Regulations made pursuant to the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill.

  • Podcast: Are pay settlements forecast to increase in 2015?

    Date:
    24 October 2014

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the latest pay award figures and the outlook for pay settlements in 2015.

  • Pay prospects: what is the forecast for 2015?

    Date:
    24 October 2014

    Pay settlement levels remained subdued over the past 12 months, but what is the outlook for the year ahead? XpertHR's annual survey of pay prospects rounds up the forecasts for 2015, providing a breakdown for likely pay awards in 14 industries within the private sector.

  • Latest pay awards

    Date:
    24 October 2014

    In this article, 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.

  • Tribunal examines scope of requirement to inform agency workers about vacancies

    Date:
    23 October 2014

    Once an employer has provided an agency worker with information about relevant vacancies, is there any further requirement to treat an agency worker who applies for a job equally to permanent internal applicants? In Coles v Ministry of Defence, a long-serving agency worker was ineligible to apply for a job that was given to a permanent employee who was in a redeployment pool.

  • Updates on important collective redundancy consultation and holiday pay cases

    Date:
    23 October 2014

    The news is mixed for employers awaiting progress in two important employment cases. A date has been set for the European Court of Justice to consider whether or not the threshold for collective redundancy consultation applies to one "establishment" or the whole organisation. However, a tribunal hearing on the relationship between holiday pay and commission has been delayed.

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