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We discuss the key features of the apprenticeship levy, which is due to come into force in April 2017.
In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guests Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop to discuss some common areas of concern around the termination of employment.
We discuss pay award levels in 2016 and the likely level of employee pay increases in the year ahead.
Juliet Carp and David Remedios discuss the current legal and practical considerations for managing overseas assignments.
We discuss sickness absence rates for 2015 and the associated costs, and the steps that employers can take to successfully manage sickness absence.
In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guest Debra Cadman to discuss how to ensure an HR change is a success.
We look at flexible working requests, focusing on the issues that may arise when women returning from maternity leave request a change to their working hours.
We recap on the traditional guidance for employers on misconduct at the work Christmas party. We also examine issues employers might face this Christmas around attendance and absence.
We explain how the pensions auto-enrolment rules work and provide some practical tips to help employers comply with their obligations.
We discuss the extensive data protection changes coming into effect and how employers can begin their preparations.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.
We discuss the latest trends and challenges in a competitive recruitment market, including skills shortages and the time and cost to hire.
We discuss what employers can do to help ensure that an employee's maternity leave runs smoothly, including communicating clearly on holiday entitlement and maternity pay.