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Enforced subject access requests become illegal

From 10 March 2015, employers that use enforced subject access requests to expose job applicants with criminal convictions will be...
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Four key steps to get started with HR analytics

HR analytics offers huge opportunities for organisations, but getting started can be daunting. Michael Carty reports from last week’s CIPD...

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Early conciliation boosted by holiday pay decisions, says Acas

The number of notifications Acas received from workers considering an employment tribunal claim rose sharply after the recent landmark decisions...

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Whistleblowing: do we need “guardians” or should this fall to HR?

The latest report by Sir Robert Francis looks at how employers in the NHS should deal with whistleblowers fairly. But...

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Top 10 HR questions in February 2015: E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes and smoking policies were on employers’ minds last month, with the first tribunal decision involving disciplinary action for using...

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Serial litigant banned from further tribunal claims

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further...

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How to manage sickness issues with uncooperative employees

If an employee will not consent to a medical examination, or to the disclosure of a medical report, what can...

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Tribunal watch: Re-enactment of Ghost film scene not sexual harassment

An employment tribunal has found that a line manager with a “predilection for innuendo” did not commit sexual harassment against...

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TUPE service provision changes – which employees transfer?

Determining whether or not TUPE applies to an outsourcing or insourcing situation can be a headache for employers. Linda Glover...

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Too tight or too loose: how does your dress code compare?

Tattoos, beards and piercings are just three fashions that may have challenged employers’ dress codes. Trends that may have felt...

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    In our next live webinar on 12 March 2015, experienced employment lawyer and part-time employment judge Laurie Anstis explains what employers need to know about the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 in an accessible way.
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    XpertHR's model policy on maternity leave has been updated with a new section to alert employees to their right to curtail their maternity leave to take shared parental leave. A number of other model documents have also been updated with details of shared parental leave, including our model letter responding to an employee who has notified her intention […]
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    XpertHR provides a new model policy on shared parental leave in adoption situations. Shared parental leave is available to employees having a child placed for adoption with them (or in the case of an adoption from overseas, having a child they are adopting enter Great Britain) on or after 5 April 2015.