Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to...
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Women are better leaders than their male colleagues, according to research.
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How should HR react to demands to manage out employees?

If employees aren’t working out, managers can be impatient to move them out of the organisation. How can HR strike...

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Gender pay gap: women could shun employers over “unequal pay”

Two-thirds (65%) of women and 27% of men would not apply for a job at a company where “men and...

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Ban on agency staff will “remove a lifeline” from the NHS

The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which comes into force on 1 April, will “remove a lifeline”...

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Australian employment law: 10 key features

Generous leave entitlements and a unique legal framework characterise Australian employment law. Qian Mou highlights 10 interesting aspects of workplaces...

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Employment status: Excel cycle courier was worker

An employment tribunal has held that a cycle courier whose contracts with Excel labelled him as a contractor was in...

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How will the new salary-sacrifice rules impact employers?

From 6 April, employers will need to make a number of changes to their salary-sacrifice schemes. Lynda Finan and Nick...

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Working when the clocks go forward: how should employers handle losing an hour?

The clocks go forward an hour at 1:00am on Sunday 26 March 2017. But what does this mean for staff...

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Five costly immigration changes in April 2017

April 2017 sees another set of changes to immigration rules, including the Immigration Skills Charge and changes to minimum salary...

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