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  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in the workplace? What if colleagues argue over opposing political views? With a general election taking place on 12 December, we look at five employment issues when politics and the workplace mix.

  • Apprenticeships: Challenges and opportunities for local authorities

    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    We look at the challenges that local authorities face in meeting the public sector apprenticeship target, alongside the opportunities that apprenticeships can present for local government employers.

  • Podcast: Social media misconduct

    Type:
    Audio and video

    Nick Chronias, partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, joins us to discuss the common issues for employers relating to social media misconduct.

  • Shift working survey 2019: Pay and working patterns

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our analysis examines the use of shift working and how organisations manage employees who work varying hours and days.

  • Distribution staff reward data: significant pay increases for all job levels

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The XpertHR Distribution Staff Salary Survey shows that labour market pressures are feeding through into stronger pay increases for employees in this sector.

  • Webinar: Financial wellbeing

    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this webinar, employee benefits and pensions consultant Maggie Williams demystifies financial wellbeing.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: 2019 survey

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR research finds some backing for ethnicity pay gap reporting, although few employers are doing it yet.

  • Supreme Court awards £2m compensation to employee inventor

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Shanks v Unilever plc and others, the Supreme Court held that the employee was entitled to receive compensation for his invention because it had been of outstanding benefit to his employer.

  • Employers not liable for third-party harassment, confirms EAT

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the Equality Act 2010 cannot be interpreted to make an NHS trust vicariously liable for race discrimination for a patient's racially motivated attack on a mental-health nurse.

  • ASHE data | Summary

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the latest headline pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2019.

  • Podcast: Covert recordings at work

    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the legal and practical issues that arise through covert recordings at work.

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    Widespread environmental protests, such as the Extinction Rebellion, are having an increasing everyday impact on employers. We round up potential issues for HR professionals who are dealing with disruption to their employer's operations as a result of climate change protests.

  • How BBA Aviation is supporting good mental health across its UK operation

    Type:
    Case studies

    BBA Aviation talks to XpertHR about introducing an improved employee assistance scheme, appointing a network of trained mental health first-aiders, and training line managers to speak to their team if they spot signs of a mental health problem.

  • Court of Appeal decides if email advice on avoiding discriminatory dismissal is admissible

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Curless v Shell International Ltd, the Court of Appeal upheld the tribunal decision that an email that contained legal advice on how to avoid a discriminatory dismissal is protected by legal privilege because it was not advice to act in an "underhand or iniquitous way".

  • Forecasts for pay awards in 2019/2020

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay award levels have moved up from the post-recession doldrums, but now seem to be stuck at a modest 2.5%. We look ahead to 2020 to assess the likelihood of a further increase in award levels.

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