The Government intends its new legislation to come into force in September, but many employers, workers and unions feel that trading shares for loss of employment protection is not a good idea, say solicitors Gillian Chapman (pictured above) and Mirit E More...10 June 2013 00:01
Pay awards offered to employees in April 2013 were lower than those offered in the first three months of the year, according to data published today by XpertHR.
In the three months to the end of April, the median basic pay award was worth 2%, half More...24 May 2013 00:00
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Private medical insurance (PMI) is an employee benefit that many employers are less inclined to review and update. But with a changing economy and against a backdrop of below-inflation pay rises, PMI is one bene More...23 May 2013 10:36
Employers are using formal recognition schemes to reward employee performance, with almost two-thirds operating a formal scheme, according to research published today. The survey of organisations, carried out by XpertHR, found 61% of respondents oper More...10 May 2013 00:01
Private companies that acquire staff from the public sector may still have to honour pre-existing collective agreements, writes Christopher Mordue. Are public-sector workers transferred to private-sector contractors under TUPE still entitled to More...08 May 2013 00:01
As the public sector strives to achieve "more with less," Jabbar Sardar looks at how rewards packages can be revamped to attract and retain the right blend of talent
Any thawing of the recent pay freeze in the public sector is likely to be slow, but More...01 May 2013 09:38
The decision by the House of Lords to approve the "shares-for-rights" clause in the Government's Growth and Infrastructure Bill has been criticised by employment law commentators, despite the inclusion of a number of concessions.
The clause, which m More...25 April 2013 15:54
The House of Lords has voted for the second time to reject the Government's "shares-for-rights" proposal, only weeks after it previously voted to remove it from a Government Bill .
The proposal was included as a clause in the Growth and I More...23 April 2013 11:24
The House of Commons has voted to reinstate the Government's controversial "rights for shares" proposal into the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, less than one month after it was rejected by the House of Lords.
Today's vote was criticised by the More...16 April 2013 17:04
Employment minister Jo Swinson has referred 100 employers accused of flouting national minimum wage legislation - by hiring "free interns" - to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Campaign group Intern Aware, which described unpaid internships as More...15 April 2013 12:22
The national minimum wage will increase by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p an hour to £5.03 for 18- to 20-year-olds, the Government has announced.
The increases, which will come into force in October, follow recommendations by the Low Pay More...15 April 2013 12:03
Company directors have enjoyed pay increases almost twice the size of the average UK executive over the past 12 months, according to salary data published today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR. The differences are largely due More...10 April 2013 00:01
Excessive pay for directors and all-male boardrooms will be challenged at annual general meetings (AGMs) by a significant new group of shareholders formed from major unions. The Trade Union Share Owners group, established by the TUC, Unison and Unite More...28 March 2013 09:10
Job seekers focus most on salary and workplace benefits when looking for a new role, with job security now only the third most important factor, according a survey published today. The research, conducted by recruiter Randstad, found that 18% of resp More...28 March 2013 00:01
This April sees a number of employment law changes come into effect that will have an impact on all employers. HR departments should ensure that they update their policies and procedures in accordance with the new laws. Personnel Today sets out More...27 March 2013 11:17
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Ensure that employees are not denied a pay rise that they would have received had they not been on maternity leave.
Make a clear decision as to the am More...26 March 2013 00:01
Lloyd v BCQ Group Ltd
Mr Lloyd was employed by BCQ Group Ltd from 1978. In May 2007, he suffered a back injury in an accident. He returned to work briefly, but was then absent due to ill health until his dismissal in May 2011.
Mr Lloyd More...25 March 2013 00:01
Private-sector employees are expected to receive pay increases of 2.5% over the next 12 months, according to survey results published today by XpertHR .
The findings amount to more of the same for employees in the sector, with increases remai More...22 March 2013 00:01
George Osborne's Budget for "an aspirational nation" has set out important changes for UK employers. The Chancellor today announced that, from April 2014, the first £2,000 will be taken off employers' national insurance bills. It is intended t More...20 March 2013 16:16
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has given small businesses a temporary exemption from real time information (RTI) payroll requirements ahead of its introduction on 6 April. Until 5 October 2013 employers with fewer than 50 employees can send informati More...20 March 2013 14:22