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Liberal Democrats pledge to extend shared parental leave and free childcare

Katie Jacobs, 16 Apr 2015

The Liberal Democrats have pledged in their manifesto to extend shared parental leave and free childcare...


Labour: We would let grandparents share parental leave

Katie Jacobs, 16 Apr 2015

The Labour Party would consult on allowing grandparents to share in parents’ unpaid parental leave...


Landmark whistleblowing verdict delivered

Jenny Roper, 13 Apr 2015

The first decision on what constitutes public interest in whistleblowing cases has been delivered by...

Half of UK employers are prejudiced against the obese

Katie Jacobs, 09 Apr 2015

Nearly half (45%) of British employers admit they are less inclined to recruit an applicant if he or...

Employment lawyers react to Labour's zero-hour proposals

Rebecca Gowler, 02 Apr 2015

The employment law community has reacted to Labour's recent proposal to ban zero-hour contracts for employees...

Agency workers afraid of asserting employment rights

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Agency workers are unaware of and afraid of asserting their employment rights, a study from Acas has...

Tribunal claims down by 70% since introduction of fees, CIPD finds

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

There has been a 70% drop in tribunal claims brought by employees since the introduction of fees in 2013,...

Data collection may cause legal ‘hurdles’ for HR, warns law firm

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Feb 2015

Updated EU data protection regulation may cause trouble for businesses collecting and mining employee...

Employers can “breathe a sigh of relief” on Woolworths case

Rebecca Gowler, 06 Feb 2015

Employers can “breathe a sigh of relief” according to leading employment lawyers, after the advocate...

Average waiting time for benefits disputes drops

Becky Frith, 12 Jan 2015

The average waiting time for decisions on benefits disputes has dropped from 33 weeks to under a fortnight...

Holiday pay claims: new regulation offers hope for employers but not until July 2015

Siân Harrington, 22 Dec 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has implemented the Deduction from Wages (Limitation)...

High Court rules tribunal fees are lawful

Hywel Roberts, 18 Dec 2014

The High Court yesterday (Wednesday 17 December) rejected a judicial review brought by trade union Unison...

ECJ obesity ruling 'real problem' for employers

Hywel Roberts, 18 Dec 2014

The ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that obesity can constitute a disability could cause...

‘Much to be resolved’ following holiday pay ruling

Hywel Roberts, 05 Nov 2014

Yesterday’s ruling that overtime will be included in holiday pay calculations still leaves uncertainty...

Holiday pay ruling could affect wages and retention

Hywel Roberts, 04 Nov 2014

An imminent decision on whether overtime can be taken into account when calculating holiday pay could...

More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment...

Civil servants to receive equal parental pay

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Both male and female civil servants will be entitled to equal parental leave pay from April 2015, deputy...

Legal experts call for tribunal fees review

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

Unions and employment law experts are united in calling for a review of tribunal fees after Ministry...

Equal pay audits will leave employers open to 'class actions', expert warns

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

New powers open to tribunals to order a full pay audit in an equal pay disputes will leave companies...

Acas figures could prompt tribunal fees rethink

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

Employers and their staff successfully using Acas's early conciliation service might make the government...

In this issue: April 2015
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Who is best for HR: The general election is only weeks away. What could it mean for HR?

When the price is right: Tullow Oil's HRD on the sector

Picture of health: Key NHS workforce issues

Perks of the job: Employee benefits – a special report

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