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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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...

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Affinity bias: George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin

As the year’s most eagerly anticipated celebrity wedding took place in Venice this week, professor of management and marketing at...

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Minimum wage rises to £6.50 from 1 October

Today sees the introduction of a new national minimum wage rate of £6.50 an hour.
The standard rate for workers...

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New rules for army reservists from October 2014 are a mixed bag for employers

Times are changing for employers of members of the reserve forces from 1 October 2014. The Territorial Army is no...

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What are employers’ options as they await major rulings on holiday pay?

A number of important cases on holiday pay entitlement are going through the courts, and the outcomes could leave employers...

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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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Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist: Excellence in Employee Relations

With the Personnel Today Awards 2014 fast approaching, we turn our attention to another category shortlist; the Award for Excellence...

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Does an unlimited holiday policy equal an unlimited headache?

Despite the fanfare about flexible working and trusting people to produce results on their own terms, how organisations dole out...

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