National minimum wage and Living wage

Minimum wage and living wage “can co-exist”, says top economist

The national minimum wage and living wage complement each other and both have an important role, according to Rhys Moore,...

How can we get more women into technology careers?

Last week, Monster launched a new initiative to create a better pipeline of women in technology.
Girls are put off...

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson. Photo: Bruce Adams / Associated Newspapers/REX

Tribunal watch: EAT upholds “reverse zero hours” decision in Liverpool mayor case

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a decision limiting unfair dismissal compensation paid to the mayor of Liverpool, whose...


Wanted: recruitment analytics in real time

Wanted Technologies previewed its cloud-based recruitment analytics software at HR Tech Europe in March. Cath Everett looks at the tool...

George Osborne announcing Shares for Rights in 2012. Photo: Bruce Adams / Daily Mail / REX

Could election spell the end for Shares for Rights?

Chris Tutton looks at how the coalition Government’s controversial Shares for Rights scheme has been used since its introduction, and...

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett would like to see the national minimum wage to be £10 per hour by 2020

Election 2015: where do the parties stand on the minimum wage?

In our series of articles considering how election pledges, if realised, could impact employers, we look at how the main...


HR can change the face of public spending, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

Jonathan Isaby, CEO of the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), wants to see an end to excessive public-sector payoffs. HR can deliver...

Parents previously ineligible for ordinary parental leave, with children over five, have become eligible again

Ordinary parental leave from April 2015: what employers need to know

With all the focus on shared parental leave, employers may have missed changes to entitlement to “ordinary” parental leave that...

Does an employee have a right to wear items that display their political beliefs? Photo: Ray Tang/REX

Election 2015: employees’ rights to their opinions

With the UK’s general election looming large, Karen Baxter of UK law firm Lewis Silkin and Sal Simao of US...


Sexual harassment claim highlights zero hours workers’ vulnerability

A zero hours contract worker who feared reporting allegations of sexual harassment by her line manager in case she lost...

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