Top 30 articles of 2009

It’s been a long, hard year in HR. The recession has taken its toll on employers. HR has responded with a creative flair that has minimised redundancies by organising pay cuts, pay freezes, part-time working and sabbaticals, to name a few.

Here we list the 30 most-read articles of 2009 and, just by reading the headlines, you get a flavour of what a year it’s been…

30 Snow joke if ‘scrooge’ employers dock pay and holidays, warns TUC

29 Employment law: The 23 legal changes HR needs to know

28 Swine flu – top tips for employers

27 Employment law changes April 2009: What the experts say

26 Redundancy: Top 10 alternatives

25 Online dress codes for avatars should be enforced by employers

24 Legal Q&A: Statutory holiday changes

23 Unfair dismissal and redundancy tribunal claims rocket

22 Government delays Agency Workers Directive implementation date

21 How to deal with the holiday entitlement of an employee taking maternity leave

20 HR jobs at risk as councils axe thousands of staff

19 Annual leave should be carried over to next year when staff fall sick

18 Legal Q&A: Redundancy matrix

17 Budget 2009: Statutory redundancy pay to increase to £380 a week

16 Employers still in doubt over sick leave holiday pay

15 Sir Alan Sugar has little respect for HR

14 Legal Q&A: Pay cuts

13 Swine flu measures could be legal minefield, experts warn

12 Paid holiday: ECJ ruling on Stringer v HMRC

11 Heyday decision – ECJ sends retirement age case back to UK High Court

10 ECJ rules staff on sick leave are entitled to accrue holiday pay

9 Short-time working: Legal Q&A

8 Muslim bank worker sues HBOS for £16.7m for alleged discrimination

7 Retirement age not unlawful – Heyday decision announced

6 Childcare vouchers to lose tax relief

5 Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance: What the changes mean for HR

4 Redundancy tracker: UK job losses and job cuts

3 House of Lords rules holiday pay can be accrued while on sick leave

2 Swine flu: 10 things HR professionals and employers need to do now


And the most-read article of 2009 is…

1 Swine flu: Staff to be allowed two weeks off with no sick note

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