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Tribunal Watch

The latest on employment tribunals from the XpertHR legal team

Employment tribunal decisions 03.02.14 to 09.02.14: Forced retirement of police officers after 30 years is age discrimination

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 3 February 2014, during which an employment tribunal decided that the “A19 rule” in police pensions regulations, which means that police officers can be forced to retire after 30 years’ service, is discriminatory. Police win… continue

Employment tribunal decisions 27.01.14 to 02.02.14: £37,000 for bus driver dismissed after blackout crash

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 27 January 2014, during which it emerged that a bus driver who blacked out while driving a double-decker has been awarded £37,000 for unfair dismissal. Belfast bus crash: driver gets £37,000 for unfair dismissal In… continue

Employment tribunal decisions 20.01.14 to 26.01.14: Tribunal holds that Equality Act 2010 prohibits caste discrimination

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 20 January 2014, during which an employment tribunal found that the current wording of the Equality Act 2010 allows for caste discrimination claims. Tribunal holds that Equality Act 2010 prohibits caste discrimination In Tirkey v… continue

 

Employment Intelligence

Perspectives on HR and the workplace from the XpertHR teams in the UK and the USA

Podcast offers inside look at ACA contraceptive coverage case

The US Supreme Court will soon decide a case that could carve away at a key provision of the groundbreaking health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). XpertHR was inside the courtroom, and our latest podcast … continue

Twitter offers window into SHRM Legislative Conference

With about 30 sessions spread over just two days, the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., offered more information than any one person could take in. Fortunately, social media provided observations and… continue

Uncomfortable conversations for supervisors (Part 3): An employee with poor hygiene

Facing uncomfortable situations with employees is often part of the job description for supervisors and HR. But how do you address these situations effectively and avoid letting them turn into an even bigger workplace headache? In the final post of… continue

 

Pay Intelligence

Perspectives on pay, benefits and the economy from the XpertHR team

National minimum wage: What’s your view on the potential above-inflation increase for 2014/2015?

It appears possible that the UK national minimum wage will be subject to an above-inflation increase for 2014/2015. XpertHR would like to canvass your views on the potential above-inflation national minimum wage increase for 2014/2015. Please take part in the… continue

XpertHR economic overview February 2014: Why pay could prove pivotal to economic recovery

UK economic recovery appears to be well underway in 2014, but strong growth in pay awards could be required for a truly sustainable return to growth. XpertHR’s economic commentary for February 2014 reports on latest data and expected future trends… continue

#HRJobs: XpertHR is looking to recruit a Pay Data Consultant

Want to join the XpertHR team? XpertHR Salary Surveys is looking for a Pay Data Consultant to join a small team supporting new and existing customers. A major part of this role will be to familiarise all new survey users… continue