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Top 10 HR questions in September 2014: Antenatal appointments and shared parental leave

A new right for fathers and partners to take time off to attend antenatal appointments came in on 1 October...
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Workers’ pay becomes key election battleground

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking at the at the Conservative Party annual conference this week, has proposed tax cuts that...

Four employment law changes in October 2014

Four employment law changes in October 2014

There has been a raft of employment law changes for HR to get to grips with already this year, including...

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Antenatal rights for fathers begin 1 October 2014: are you ready?

October sees the introduction of brand new antenatal rights for fathers to take time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to see a midwife or...

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Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist: Talent Management

Who is best at managing the talent within an organisation? Continuing our series of profiles on the finalists for the...

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Affinity bias: George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin

As the year’s most eagerly anticipated celebrity wedding took place in Venice this week, professor of management and marketing at...

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Minimum wage rises to £6.50 from 1 October

Today sees the introduction of a new national minimum wage rate of £6.50 an hour.
The standard rate for workers...

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New rules for army reservists from October 2014 are a mixed bag for employers

Times are changing for employers of members of the reserve forces from 1 October 2014. The Territorial Army is no...

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Tribunal watch: Dismissal for “liking” Facebook post about hitting boss

An employment tribunal has awarded £32,000 to an employee who was unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment about his...

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Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist: Excellence in Employee Relations

With the Personnel Today Awards 2014 fast approaching, we turn our attention to another category shortlist; the Award for Excellence...

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  • October employment law changes: key XpertHR resources
    XpertHR rounds up key content on employment law changes coming into force on 1 October 2014. The changes cover time off to attend antenatal appointments, the national minimum wage, reservists and equal pay audits.
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    XpertHR is conducting research into how employers are responding to the challenge of long-term absences and would welcome your help.
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    This article provides details of a selection of articles and other resources that are due to be published on XpertHR, as well as details of those that have recently been published on the site.