Social media policies: when can employers take disciplinary action?

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More than 700 new employers join apprenticeship trailblazers

The third phase of the Government’s apprenticeship trailblazers scheme has been launched, with more than 700 employers designing 76 new...

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TUPE service provision change: tribunal’s reasoning flawed on assigning manager to organised grouping of employees

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Fathers – and mothers – will be able to take discontinuous shared parental leave from 2015.

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Returning public-sector executives to have to repay redundancy sums

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Low pay rises to continue in 2015, say employers

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    On a service provision change, is the percentage of time spent on activities that will TUPE transfer determinative of whether or not an employee transfers? That was the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Costain Ltd v Armitage and another.
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    Senior public-sector employees will be required to repay all or part of any exit payment they have received if they leave and return to the same part of the public sector within a year. The rules will apply to employees who earn more than £100,000 and are expected to be implemented by April 2016 under Regulations made pursuant to the Small Business Enterpris […]