Sunday trading laws to be relaxed

Retail employees will see changes to their weekend working hours under plans to relax restrictions around Sunday trading to be unveiled in the Budget. While current laws allow small shops to open all day on Sunday, those over 280 square metres can only trade for six hours...

Half of early conciliation cases avoid tribunal

Almost half of claimants who have used the Acas early conciliation service in the year since it launched have avoided...

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Global workers with UK legal rights: risks for employers

As businesses become more international, so do employees’ roles, and it is not always clear when global workers have UK...

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Jewish job applicant awarded £17,000 over Saturday working

An employment tribunal has ordered an employer to pay over £17,000 to a devoutly religious Jewish applicant who was turned...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2015: Maximum workplace temperatures

As temperatures rise, employers have been checking their duties to employees in hot weather. The most popular FAQ on XpertHR...


Poor posture at work: how to get people’s backs up

Poor posture can lead to back pain and higher levels of stress, depression and absence. Could a new wearable device...

Wearable technology such as Apple Watch could help to drive productivity

Wearable technology: What employers need to know

Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple Watch, can collect, analyse and share information about the wearer...

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Bring your own device: eliminating the risks

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is common practice in many organisations today, but it can leave businesses exposed to risks...


How a social learning app can help plug knowledge gaps

HR professionals are often curating useful learning content for the rest of the organisation, but how can they get value...


Employment law in Chile: Seven interesting facts

Chile is host to many multinational businesses, and has one of the highest rates of working hours in the world....

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