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Apprentices: Do you understand their legal status?

With both Labour and the Conservatives pledging to create more apprenticeships after the next general election, William Downing and Sara...
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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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Despite the fanfare about flexible working and trusting people to produce results on their own terms, how organisations dole out...

Antenatal rights for fathers 2014

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...

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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Winners and losers revealed in annual review of basic pay awards

The level of pay rises across the economy has been low for some time. The latest figures from pay analysts...

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Does the costly BBC case shed light on when to settle tribunal claims?

A recent tribunal where the former BBC technology chief was found to be unfairly dismissed ended up costing the corporation...

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NHS trust had no contractual right to increase disciplinary sanction on appeal

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Court of Appeal held that an employer does not have the right to...

Recruitment trends 2014

Recruitment trends 2014: Take part in the XpertHR survey

Take part in the 2014 XpertHR survey of recruitment trends to receive latest benchmarking data on key recruitment metrics, including...

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Unison given go-ahead for new judicial review into employment tribunal fees

The Lord Chancellor has given Unison the green light to launch a judicial review...

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