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Women on maternity leave must keep childcare voucher benefits

It is discriminatory to make employees leave a childcare voucher scheme while on maternity leave, according to an employment tribunal....

Holiday pay: voluntary overtime should be included, rules appeal court

There is no reason in principle why voluntary overtime should not be included in holiday pay, according to an important...


Equalise pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples, urges TUC

The TUC is calling for the Government to review pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples, since civil partners or same-sex...


Employing young people: time off for education and training

Employers need to be aware that the law on time off for education and training for young people in England...

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Almost half of employers at risk by failing to review restrictive covenants

Almost half of businesses have not done an audit of senior employees’ contracts in the past year –  despite one...

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Career breaks and sabbaticals: six points for employers to consider

Career breaks can be a useful tool in employee retention. However, there are areas of uncertainty associated with their use,...

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Age discrimination myths and reality: could your organisation get caught out?

XpertHR’s recent webinar on age discrimination covered some of the thorny issues that employers can be reluctant to tackle. Jeya...


HR transformation: Putting the “expert” in centres of expertise

Centres of expertise are a core tenet of the Ulrich HR model, but do they always deliver on their promises?...


HR Software Show: how organisations can bridge the communications gap

Employees want clear and easy access to key information such as payroll and benefits, but not everyone has a positive...

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