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Draft gender pay reporting regulations published

League tables showing how well companies are tackling their gender pay gap will be published by the Government in 2018...
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Government to impose new contract on junior doctors

The Department of Health will impose a new contract on junior doctors in England, it has been announced.
The decision...

The tribunal held that the five-week trip to Sardinia related more to family arrangements, rather than religious beliefs

Religious festivals: no requirement to give employee five weeks off

An employment tribunal found that London Underground was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for five consecutive weeks’ annual...

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Learning Technologies 2016: Five ways to improve L&D

“If you could start a new L&D function from scratch, with all the tools available to you now, what would...

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Employee with dyslexia wins case against Starbucks

A Starbucks employee has won a disability discrimination case against the coffee giant, after problems arising from her dyslexia led...

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HR analytics: Three myths holding HR back

The need to get to grips with HR analytics has been widely reported, but the journey toward metrics-focused people management...

The levy is designed to help create three million more apprenticeships by 2020

Apprenticeship levy legislation published in draft

The Government has published draft legislation on the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
The draft confirms that from April 2017,...

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Why you shouldn’t be too nice to your new hires

Could you be bending over backwards to please new recruits, without spending time giving them constructive feedback? This could do...

Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock: "Public services need to reflect the country that they serve." Photo: REX Shutterstock

Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

UK employers do not have the green light to spy on staff

Monitoring employee communications: recent ruling no green light to spy on staff

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that an employer had not breached human rights law when monitoring employee communications. However, UK employers would be wrong to see this as a green light to spy on staff. Emma Vennesson and Huw Beverley-Smith advise employers on policy and practice in a sensitive area of employment law.

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