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Employment tribunal fees repayment scheme launched

The Government has announced details of how individuals who paid employment tribunal fees can apply for a refund, following the...
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How can employers protect documents from internal investigations?

Court decisions from earlier this year have reduced the scope of legal privilege when it comes to protecting documents created...

Roadworks often take place overnight. What are workers' rights if their shift covers 2am on Sunday 29 October?Richard Sowersby/REX/Shutterstock.

Working when the clocks go back: how should employers handle extra hour?

The clocks go back an hour at 2am on Sunday 29 October 2017. But what does this mean for staff...

Esther McVey chaired the REC's Future of Jobs commissionBruce Adams/Associated Newspapers/REX/Shutterstock

Recruiters should offer flexible working option as “standard”

Flexible working options should be a standard offering in new roles if employers and recruiters are to meet the challenges...


ICO to offer GDPR helpline for small businesses

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will launch a number of support features to help small businesses to prepare for the...

Women were more likely than men to get trapped in low-paid roles, said the Social Mobility CommissionImage Source/REX/Shutterstock

A quarter of workers are stuck with low pay

A quarter of low paid workers in the UK are stuck in poorly paid jobs, according to the Social Mobility...

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Modern slavery statements: key updates for employers

The Government has updated its guidance on the requirement for large commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking...


Parental bereavement leave: a small step in the right direction

While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical...


Lack of skills means 42% of businesses have cancelled digital projects

More than four in 10 (42%) UK businesses have cancelled digital projects in the past two years, losing on average...

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of more than 30 women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of unwelcome advancesYui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

Sexual harassment: how to make staff take complaints seriously

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has once again placed the spotlight on sexual harassment reporting. Victims of sexual harassment are often...

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