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Employers need to take care when managing sickness absence during pregnancy, to ensure that they comply with their legal duties...
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Apprenticeship recruitment needs greater transparency

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Sex discrimination against men: 10 ways employers could fall foul

Employers are used to spotting the warning signs of potential claims of sex discrimination against women. But what about sex discrimination claims from men?

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Acas launches new guide to shared parental leave

The conciliation service Acas has today published a new guide to shared parental leave (SPL).
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How does your annual leave compare? 2015 holiday research

XpertHR is investigating annual leave provision among UK organisations and is looking for new research participants.

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Staff misconduct: how leaders can spot bad eggs

With extreme cases of staff misconduct having hit the headlines lately, how can leaders create an environment of trust and...

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Tribunal watch: TUPE transfer leads to pay cut for care workers

The TUPE transfer of care staff from the NHS to Prospect Housing and Support Services resulted in unlawful variations to...

Pay freeze upheld despite verbal assurance that increases were automatic

Pay freeze upheld despite verbal assurance that increases were automatic

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