Obesity can be considered a disability, ECJ rules

Obesity can be considered a disability within European law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled today. Ruling on...
Unison loses fight to overturn tribunal fees

Unison loses fight to overturn tribunal fees but will appeal

Unison has lost its High Court bid to overturn employment tribunal fees. It had applied for a judicial review at...


Employment law: eight cases to look out for in 2015

We round up eight significant employment law decisions expected in 2015, including legal cases pending on collective redundancy consultation and...

Employment law changes 2015: shared parental leave will see dads taking more time off to care for new babies

Employment law changes 2015: nine things employers need to know

Every year brings with numerous legislative change and, as our annual round up of employment law changes shows, 2015 is no different.

Garden leave: Gardening is not obligatory

Garden leave: the employer’s prerogative

Meriel Schindler, head of employment at Withers LLP,  looks at how employers should respond to employee resignations and how to...


Holiday pay and overtime: unanswered questions after Bear Scotland case

Few employers will have missed the publicity surrounding November's ruling...

An employer's guide to Christmas: office parties, religious discrimination and bonuses

An employer’s guide to Christmas: office parties, religious discrimination and bonuses

Christmas can throw up a number of issues for employers. With Christmas parties, issues surrounding different religions,  holiday requests and...

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Compliance tops list of international HR headaches, survey finds

Keeping up-to-date with employment law requirements is the biggest challenge for international HR, according to XpertHR’s first major survey on...

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Bank Holidays: five things employers need to know

The UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank...

Statutory shared parental pay is set at the same rate as statutory maternity pay

Statutory shared parental pay rate announced

The Government has published details of the rate at which statutory shared parental pay will be paid from April 2015,...

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  • Unison loses second challenge to the tribunal fees regime
    The High Court in R (on the application of Unison No. 2) v Lord Chancellor and another [2014] EWHC 4198 HC considers whether or not employment tribunal fees make it virtually impossible for individuals on lower incomes to submit tribunal claims.
  • FAQs: Disability discrimination
    Recently published FAQs on XpertHR answer employers' questions on disability discrimination.
  • Tasks: Shared parental leave and pay
    A new task has been added to XpertHR, bringing together existing content to help employers explain to employees the qualifying criteria for shared parental pay.