The 10 most important employment law cases in 2017

The last year has been a very significant one for employment case law. Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most...
Claims for unlawful deduction of wages have resurfaced since fees were abolishedJeff Blackler/REX/Shutterstock

Employment tribunal claims soar since abolition of fees

There has been a two-thirds increase in the number of employment tribunal claims in the two months since fees were...


Human capital: How to stop productivity going at a snail’s pace

The ONS reports that UK productivity levels lag behind our international partners. How can employers make the most of their...

Only half of those working overtime received a premium for it, claims the Resolution FoundationMonkey Business Images/REX/Shutterstock

UK needs to rethink overtime, claims the Resolution Foundation

One in 10 workers did paid overtime in the UK in the past year but only a fifth received “time...


Towards Maturity: L&D needs to play digital catch-up

As technology dominates our lives as consumers, how far have learning and development teams come in making the most of...

Men are more likely than women to think it acceptable to kiss a colleague at a Christmas party

Zero hours workers subject to more sexual harassment

Two fifths of women and a fifth of men in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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Can we make the apprenticeship levy work harder?

News that apprenticeship start numbers had plummeted following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April led to criticism of...

Hugo Boss at New York Fashion Week. In the UK the company changed its gender pay gap submission from a mean of 0% to 33% after an investigation by the FT. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Some gender pay gap reporting “statistically improbable”

Companies submitting their gender pay gaps are getting their sums wrong and providing statistically impossible numbers, according to an equal...

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Primark and Sports Direct top minimum wage underpayment ranking

Budget fashion retailers Primark and Sports Direct have topped the latest list of employers to be named and shamed by...


How can organisations support better progression for BAME employees?

The CIPD recently revealed that a third of black employees thought discrimination was getting in the way of their career...

Hermes' Hugo Martin giving evidence at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committee earlier this yearPA/PA Wire/PA Images

“We’re not like Uber or the other gig economy companies” – Hermes

Courier company Hermes has sought to distance itself from the criticism surrounding gig economy employers by claiming its use of...


Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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