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  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The protection against discrimination arising from disability under s.15 of the Equality Act 2010 is framed to give HR sleepless nights. Jason Braier explains why as he looks at how the courts and tribunals are construing "something arising".

  • Pay trends August 2019: Pay awards edge higher

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The XpertHR median pay award has nudged above the 2.5% level for the first time in more than 10 years - but is this just a blip or a sign that higher pay awards are in the offing?

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government is pressing ahead with plans to extend the period during which pregnant employees and new parents are entitled to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy if they are being made redundant. We look at how the law will change and the headaches that the amendments could cause for employers.

  • Claimants cannot block publication of employment tribunal decisions

    Type:
    Law reports

    In L v Q Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that the principle of open justice precludes an employment tribunal from accepting a claimant's request that its judgment not be published on the public register of tribunal decisions.

  • Unfair dismissal: Covertly recording meeting was not gross misconduct

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the tribunal decision that the covert recording of a confidential meeting was not a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence. The EAT gave guidance on the factors that may justify such a recording.

  • Term-time workers: FAQs

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    New FAQs look at issues arising from employing term-time workers.

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government is consulting on proposed changes to the duty to publish a modern slavery and human trafficking statement. The proposals aim to improve the quality of reporting under the transparency in supply chains legislation, make it easier for people to compare organisations' reports and increase compliance with the duty.

  • Court of Appeal rules on calculation of holiday pay for term-time, zero hours workers

    Type:
    Law reports

    In The Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Court of Appeal held that holiday pay for "part-year workers" should not be calculated on a pro rata basis, but by applying the approach set out in s.224 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and calculating average weekly remuneration over the previous 12 weeks.

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government has announced significant reforms to the law on spent convictions and rehabilitation periods. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers and there will be more cases in which they will be unable to refuse employment because of a job applicant's past convictions.

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.

  • NHS trust's monitoring of junior doctors' rest breaks is "flawed"

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Court of Appeal held that an NHS trust's use of commercial software to monitor rest breaks results in a breach of junior doctors' terms and conditions of service.

  • Training line managers in people management survey 2019

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Line managers are typically responsible for a range of people management issues. We look at the training they are offered to develop their skills in this area.

  • No religious discrimination where director suspended after publicly opposing same-sex adoption

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal decision that there was no religious discrimination where a non-executive director was suspended after voicing his opposition to same-sex couple adoption in the media.

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government has published its initial plans for the introduction of neonatal leave and pay. This proposed new type of family-friendly leave is in the early stages of development, but what clues does the Government's first consultation provide for employers about how neonatal leave and pay would work?

  • Take part in our pay award forecasts survey

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting a pay forecasting survey to gauge private-sector employers' pay intentions over the coming year, and would like to invite you to take part.

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