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Nurses and teachers choose agency work for better work-life balance, report finds

Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.
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Firefighters lose pension age discrimination case

16 Feb 2017

Firefighters have lost their claim that the introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme was discriminatory.
The first-instance decision was...

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A19 police retirements not age discrimination – Court of Appeal

2 Feb 2017

The Court of Appeal has ruled that police forces’ use of Regulation A19, which required police officers with more than...

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Apprenticeship levy and targets risk being poor value for money

31 Jan 2017

Most of the money raised by the apprenticeship levy will be spent elsewhere, according to analysis published today by the...

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Public sector gets draft gender pay gap reporting law

20 Jan 2017

The draft Regulations that will require public-sector employers in England to report on their gender pay gap have been published....

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Judges win pension age discrimination claims

17 Jan 2017

An employment tribunal has ruled that the Government discriminated against more than 200 judges when it implemented the transitional provisions...

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Firefighters claim pensions age discrimination

13 Jan 2017

Firefighters have challenged the Government and fire service employers on the introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme at an...

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ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

9 Dec 2016

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
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East Sussex and Surrey recognised for Public Service HR through Orbis venture

22 Nov 2016

Orbis, the joint venture between East Sussex County Council and neighbouring Surrey County Council, received the hotly contested 2016 Award...

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Public-sector English fluency requirements come into force

2 Nov 2016

New English language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles come into force on 21 November 2016, following the publication...

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Employers cautious about pay awards in the year ahead

27 Oct 2016

Many employees are set to see their pay eroded over the next year as inflation rises and employers keep pay...

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Further reform to public-sector exit payments confirmed

27 Sep 2016

The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from...

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NHS doctors must declare income from private work

20 Sep 2016

Senior NHS doctors and managers in England will have to declare any income they receive from private work, it has...

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Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

15 Sep 2016

The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host...

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