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Tribunal Watch

The latest on employment tribunals from the XpertHR legal team

Tribunal Watch continues at PersonnelToday.com

The XpertHR legal team continues to provide details of the latest news on employment tribunals on PersonnelToday.com. Stories about employment tribunals, which include links to guidance on XpertHR and key articles from press coverage, that would previously have appeared on this blog now appear on a dedicated page on PersonnelToday.com.… continue

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 Intelligence

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

Employment Lessons from Germanwings: Why Mental Health Is So Important

As an employer, why is it important for you to take mental health seriously? While pure human compassion is certainly a good reason, there are also many less altruistic reasons as well. For example, when an employee is healthy–physically and… continue

NLRB Highlights Questionable Employee Handbook Provisions

On March 18, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel released a report prompted by recent cases involving challenges to employee handbook policies. The report notes that even well-intentioned rules that prohibit employees from engaging in protected conduct, or… continue

Work Eligibility of US Employees: Your Form I-9 Questions Answered

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office has been very aggressive in imposing fines on employers for Form I-9 violations. As a result, employers that fail to properly verify the identity and work authorization of their new hires with… 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