Employee relations

New and updated

  • "Broken" fit note and Fit for Work scheme face overhaul

    Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Government has announced plans to overhaul the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the way that disabled people on sick leave are assessed for fitness for work.

  • Podcast: Absence rates and managing sickness absence

    Date:
    21 October 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and the steps that employers can take to successfully manage sickness absence.

  • Team building: treasure hunts for the digital age

    Date:
    11 October 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    If, when you hear "treasure hunt", you hark back to Anneka Rice's popular 1980s game show, you are not alone. We look at treasure hunts in the digital age.

  • Consultation on the ban on employing agency workers during strike action in Wales

    Date:
    5 October 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Welsh Government consults on the ban on employing agency workers to cover for striking workers.

  • Podcast: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    30 September 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the key legal developments affecting employers from October 2016 and beyond, including: changes to the national minimum wage rates; reforms to employment tribunals; public-sector exit payments and important case decisions to look out for.

  • Sick leave: European court confirms holiday can be carried forward

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) reiterated that if sickness prevents a worker from taking annual leave, his or her annual leave can be carried forward into the next holiday year. Bethan Odey summarises the case.

  • Managing an HR change

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance on managing an HR change, including building a business case for the change, planning the change, communicating the change to the workforce, and evaluating the change.

  • Absence rates and costs 2016

    Date:
    30 August 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's latest survey on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 661 organisations across the UK, and covers more than 1.5 million employees.

  • Podcast: Holidays - unauthorised absence, cover and contact

    Date:
    19 August 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss various issues that can arise when employees take holiday.

  • Podcast: Works councils and employee participation

    Date:
    29 July 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Worker representation is in the news after the Prime Minister promised to put workers on the boards of large companies as part of her plan to reform boardroom governance. We discuss the structures currently available for worker representation in the workplace, the role of works councils, the relevant law and the practical implications for employers.