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  • New law requiring large employers to publish slavery statement takes shape

    03 August 2015

    The Government has published more details of the forthcoming requirement for large employers to publish a statement on steps taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their supply chain.

  • Podcast: Notice periods

    31 July 2015

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the finer points of notice periods, including calculating holiday pay and statutory notice pay for employees absent due to sickness or maternity leave.

  • Employment law manual updates: trade unions and industrial action

    31 July 2015

    The Trade unions and industrial action section of the Employment law manual has been updated to include proposed changes to the law set out in the Trade Union Bill.

  • Model pay level policies and documents updated

    29 July 2015

    XpertHR policies and documents on pay levels have been updated to cover the Government's announcement in its Summer Budget that it is introducing a compulsory national "living wage" of £7.20 per hour for all workers aged 25 or over.

  • First appellate guidance on "unfavourable" treatment arising from disability

    28 July 2015

    "Unfavourable" treatment in relation to discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010 means much the same as the phrase in pregnancy discrimination, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme (The Trustees of) and another v Williams.

  • Carer of disabled child proves capability dismissal was a sham

    27 July 2015

    It is a misconception that employees with less than two years' service can be dismissed with impunity. The claimant in Truman v Bibby Distribution Ltd could not claim unfair dismissal, but was able to show that his dismissal was linked to his caring responsibilities for his disabled daughter.

  • Latest pay awards

    24 July 2015

    A summary of the latest pay settlements recorded by XpertHR, including those at BMW and Hallmark Cards, and for firefighters.

  • Forecasts of low pay awards are borne out

    24 July 2015

    Our analysis of the latest pay settlement trends reveals that the predictions employers made at the beginning of the year have been realised.

  • Podcast: How do employers manage the redundancy process?

    24 July 2015

    In this week's podcast, we look at the key findings of the 2015 XpertHR survey on redundancy activity and the policies and procedures that employers adopt to manage the redundancy process.

  • New model letters on redundancy during shared parental leave

    23 July 2015

    XpertHR's policies and documents have been enhanced by the addition of four model letters on suitable alternative employment for an employee who is made redundant while on shared parental leave.

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