Editor's message: The pay and benefits offered by an employer will be one of the key factors employees consider when looking for work. In turn, an organisation's payroll is likely to be its biggest expense. It is therefore vitally important that employers plan their pay and benefits offer carefully.
For organisations needing to review and benchmark pay rates, XpertHR publishes a wide range of industry and occupational salary surveys, and provides easy access to inflation and other economic indicators.
XpertHR also collects and analyses pay settlement data, and our latest analysis finds that pay awards dipped slightly towards the end of the 2018 but have risen in early 2019. In addition, we regularly survey employers about their pay plans and forecasts to give subscribers an insight into what other employers are planning for the year ahead - we are currently gathering data on employers' pay intentions for 2019 and invite you to take part in our research.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
Updated to include a reference to a guide for employers on implementing mental health first aiders, by MHSA England.
HM Revenue and Customs should stop its "unreasonable" investigations into breaches of regulations surrounding the national minimum wage according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who work "sleep-in" shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage.
Company directors who handle employees' pension funds with a devil-may-care attitude could face up to seven years in prison or hefty fines under plans put forward by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Ms Tomlinson-Blake, supported by Unison, leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake.
Updated to include information about government proposals to enhance the Pensions Regulator's powers against defined-benefit pension offences.
An employment appeal tribunal has found that Middlesbrough FC did not breach minimum wage legislation after deducting the costs of season tickets from staff wages.
We look at the average bonus payments across different job roles and industries, and how likely employees are to receive a payment.
Workers in their 30s are still feeling the effect of the financial crisis on their pay packets, with typical pay for this age group still 7% below its pre-crisis peak.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.