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Graduates suffer six-year freeze in starting salaries

UK employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for a sixth consecutive year, according to the latest XpertHR Benchmarking research on...
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Kiss and tell? HR’s role in relationships at work

When does a relationship at work need to be declared? How does an employer strike the right balance between respecting...

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Declare social background of your workforce, urges Milburn

Employers should declare the social background of their workforce in order to combat the “social elitism” that exists in senior...


Key tips for avoiding errors when drafting restrictive covenants

Restrictive covenants are one of the key weapons in the fight against unlawful competition by former employees. Drafting enforceable restrictions...

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Cable calls for help to identify zero hours exclusivity loopholes

Vince Cable has called on employers and employees to identify potential loopholes in plans to ban exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts...


Demystifying disability discrimination law (webinar)

In our latest webinar, employment lawyer Laurie Anstis will explain how disability discrimination law works, both in theory and in practice...


Positive signs for pay deals as wage freezes thaw

Employees are subject to fewer pay freezes and an increasing number of pay deals are edging upwards, according to data...

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Staying in touch with employees on long-term sick leave

Recent estimates suggest that workforce absence costs employers a staggering £700 per employee every year. This makes keeping in touch...

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Tribunal watch: University of Manchester unfairly dismissed former Big Brother psychologist

An employment tribunal has ruled that a former Big Brother professor was unfairly dismissed for a first offence after he...


Who will be eligible for shared parental leave? Your questions answered

The rules on who will be eligible to take shared parental leave are complex, as are the rules on the...

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