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Personnel Today Awards 2015 now open for entries

Today marks the launch of the biggest and brightest event in the HR calendar – the Personnel Today Awards 2015....
Shared parental leave is "no more complex" than maternity leave laws – Jo Swinson, minister for employment relations

Jo Swinson: shared parental leave “no more complex” than maternity leave

Shared parental leave, perhaps the most significant piece of employment law to be passed by the coalition Government, is upon...

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Tribunal watch: £84,000 for bus driver who failed drug test after “touching contaminated banknotes”

An employment tribunal has awarded a bus driver £84,000 for unfair dismissal after a drug test revealed traces of cocaine...

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Shared parental leave: how to help fathers feel comfortable taking time off

Soon we will see the first parents eligible for shared parental leave take advantage of the new right. Policy aside,...

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“Disappointing”: legal experts react to Lock holiday pay decision

Employment lawyers have reacted to the long-awaited judgment published this week in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading....

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Holiday pay: tribunal decides to include commission

The judgment in the important employment tribunal decision Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, which deals with the inclusion of...

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HR roles: do you have a split personality?

Can you really split transactional and transformational HR in two? Housing group Gentoo has done just that. But will others...

Women on Boards: Top 10 most improved FTSE100 boards. Source: BIS

Number of women on boards approaches 25%

The proportion of female board member in FTSE 100 companies now stands at 23.5%, marginally short of this year’s 25%...

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Three million people in UK live with serious illness, says study

About three million people over the age of 50 in the UK are living with a serious illness, a study...

UKIP leader Nigel Farage would scrap "much of" the discrimination law in the UK. Photo: Joel Goodman/LNP/REX

Should discrimination laws be scrapped? Nigel Farage’s beliefs vs the legal facts

Last week, Ukip said employers should be allowed to discriminate...

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