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Government plans crackdown on illegal immigrant workers

Katie Jacobs, 21 May 2015

The Conservative government is planning to clamp down on illegal immigrant workers with measures including...

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Regulation and policies not improving ethics in business

Katie Jacobs, 14 May 2015

Increased regulation and policies around fraud and corruption are not translating into more ethical behaviour,...

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Business secretary confirms tougher strike laws

Katie Jacobs, 13 May 2015

Recently appointed business secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed the Conservative government will follow...

Conservatives on track to lead by majority

Jenny Roper, 08 May 2015

Post-election night forecasts show the Conservatives are headed for an overall majority.

Pensions compliance ‘crowding out’ other retirement objectives

Katie Jacobs, 08 May 2015

Organisations are neglecting more strategic retirement objectives as they struggle to keep pace with...

Election day: What it could mean for HR

HR Editorial, 07 May 2015

On the day of one of the most fiercely contested elections in a generation, HR magazine is on hand to...

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...

In this issue: May 2015
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Going steady: With the economy improving, can you remember how to lead HR in an upturn?

National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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