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Funding pressures force wage growth to remain subdued

Pay awards continue to stagnate at an average of just 2%, according to analysis from XpertHR. The figures for the…

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TUPE: Can transferring employees bring consultation claims against the transferee?

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employment tribunals have no jurisdiction to entertain freestanding claims by transferred employees against the transferee for its failure to provide the transferor with information about the measures that it envisages it will take in relation to the transferring employees. XpertHR resources Letter […]

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RAD Awards open for entries, celebrating 25 years in recruitment communications

Direct recruiters, recruitment agencies and HR teams that have produced outstanding recruitment campaigns…

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Youth employment: How can we break down barriers and create opportunities?

We bring together seven employers for a round table discussion on young people’s readiness for work…

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Tribunal watch: Worker argues frustration over wasted public money is philosophical belief

Can a public sector worker’s passionate view that his employer should not waste public money count as a “philosophical belief” under discrimination legislation?

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Severely obese staff may gain disability rights

Morbid obesity could be considered a disability under EU law, a top European legal official stated this week. The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that, while EU…

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Network Rail faces huge equal pay claim

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) has launched a multi-million pound equal pay claim against Network Rail. The union has launched a claim covering 30 female managers who are allegedly being paid between £3,000 and £4,000 per year less than their male counterparts. If successful, another 3,000 female managers at the infrastructure firm could also […]

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Graduate recruitment: What should you pay the class of 2014?

What starting salary is your organisation offering to graduate recruits in 2014? As the class of 2014 joins the labour market, XpertHR is conducting a short benchmarking survey on the state of graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries. Take part in this XpertHR Benchmarking research to receive latest data on how your organisation compares. Completing […]

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HR backs shared parental leave plans

HR professionals support the new right to shared parental leave due to come into force in 2015, but have concerns about how it will work in practice, according to new research.

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Workplace alcohol risk assessments curb excessive drinking

With alcohol consumption becoming an increasing problem affecting the workplace, alcohol self-assessment by employees could provide a solution, according to Don Shenker, director of the Alcohol Health Network (AHN). Hangovers and pulling “sickies” are simply the outward manifestations of drinking too much, but UK businesses’ problem with alcohol is felt much more deeply and in […]

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    Should a court redraft a restrictive covenant that allows an ex-employee to work for a competitor because of a mistake in the covenant's wording? The Court of Appeal considers this question in Prophet PLC v Huggett.
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    XpertHR's analysis of pay settlement trends in the second quarter of the year finds that pay awards remain stable, but low. We also look at the latest data from the Office for National Statistics on the real value of wages.
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