Barts & The London NHS Trust v Verma Facts This case deals with the issue of a pay-protection policy and how it should be applied. Dr Verma trained as a dentist in India and subsequently qualified as a doctor. She specialised in oral and maxi More...05 December 2011 10:10
Public sector unions have lost their High Court battle over alterations to how pensions are calculated.
George Osborne announced in his emergency Budget in June 2010 that, with effect from April 2011, pensions would be uprated using the consume More...02 December 2011 16:21
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's autumn statement has delivered some bleak news for the public sector, with higher job losses than previously forecast and confirmation that pay awards in the sector will be restrained to an average of 1% for each of the More...29 November 2011 16:01
Businesses with fewer than 50 employees will not have to auto-enrol staff into pension schemes until 2015, the Government has confirmed. Minister for pensions Steve Webb confirmed in Parliament today that auto-enrolment for small businesses will be d More...28 November 2011 16:43
The number of employers freezing pay has crept up in the three months to the end of October 2011, with almost three pay packets in 10 (28%) frozen, compared with 25% in the last rolling quarter.
This is according to the latest pay analysis from More...18 November 2011 10:09
I've sacked a member of staff who was underperforming, with immediate effect. His contract has a clause providing an option for pay in lieu of notice. He has complained that this sum has been taxed unreasonably, claiming that the money was "compens More...17 November 2011 10:25
Social care staff at housing association Family Mosaic will be told to accept "massive" pay cuts or lose their jobs.
This is according to public sector union Unison, which said that the London- and Essex-based housing association intends to dismiss More...15 November 2011 15:48
The Government has been accused of using misleading figures in an attempt to manipulate public opinion in the debate over public sector pensions .
The accusation came from Britain's largest union, Unite, which said that Chief Secretary to the T More...08 November 2011 00:00
EXCLUSIVE The Unison ballot, in which members voted yes to a strike over public sector pensions, could be "fatally flawed", meaning that employers could put a stop to the planned "day of action" on 30 November. More...03 November 2011 15:58
FTSE 100 executive directors pocketed a 49% increase in remuneration in 2010, bringing the value of their salary, bonuses and other incentives to an average of £2.7 million.
While salaries rose by 3.2%, bonuses increased by 23% to an average of £906 More...28 October 2011 09:34
Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt has been pilloried by campaigners after advertising for unpaid interns.
The culture secretary was found to be advertising for multiple "constituency interns", offering to pay travel expenses only. The roles were targeted More...24 October 2011 15:30
HR managers are more interested in outsourcing pensions functions following the closure of defined benefit schemes, according to research published today.
A survey from Mercer and Chatham Partners was conducted among 87 private and public sector com More...24 October 2011 15:25
The UK's largest public sector unions will open up a legal front tomorrow in their continuing row with the Government over pensions reform. Six unions - Unison, Unite, Public and Commercial Services Union, the Fire Brigades Union, the Prison Off More...24 October 2011 10:54
Private sector employees will receive pay awards averaging just 2.5% over the coming year, according to research published today by XpertHR. The survey of 286 private companies employing a combined 800,000 staff found that half of all pay awa More...21 October 2011 00:01
Around one employee in three intends to opt out of the Government's plans to automatically enrol them into company pension schemes or the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), research by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) s More...20 October 2011 14:37
I have asked all my staff to agree between them who will be on holiday over Christmas and New Year and who would be manning the fort at that time. It has not worked. It appears that everyone wants the same time off for a variety of reasons from religiou More...19 October 2011 10:12
Pensions provider Axa has written to retired members of its own final-salary pension scheme offering them higher immediate payouts in exchange for lower amounts in the future.
The Telegraph says that it has seen copies of letters sent ou More...17 October 2011 14:54
Wray v JW Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd FACTS Ms Wray was a temporary pub manager who was provided with free accommodation and, as a term of her employment, was required to sleep in that accommodation every night as a security and preventative meas More...12 October 2011 14:20
The recent case of Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher is important for all HR professionals to understand. It highlights the importance of clarity around the employment status of those they engage. Most importantly, it makes it clear that the courts will focus t More...03 October 2011 00:01
1 October 2011 sees the introduction of some key changes to employment law that organisations of all sizes need to be aware of. Read our guide to the changes and explore further information to help ensure that you are fully up to spe More...30 September 2011 12:32