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Pension Awareness day 2017
14
Sep
2017

Pension Awareness Day is an award-winning campaign that is taking place on 15 September. The main purpose of the day is to encourage and promote the importance of “saving for the future and to alert the nation that it is not saving enough for retirement”.

National Payroll Week 2017
4
Sep
2017

National Payroll Week (NPW), as unusual as it may sound, recognises and celebrates the key contribution payroll and HR teams have on businesses and on the economy throughout the UK.

What do the GDPR changes mean for HR?
24
Aug
2017

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018, HR teams are at the heart of processing personal data and are a key player throughout the change.

Too quick to suspend
21
Aug
2017

The High Court has found in the recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth that suspension should not be the default option in employment matters and that an employee should only be suspended if there is no reasonable alternative option.

Redundancy after sickness absence: disability discrimination or business efficiency? A blurred line
16
Aug
2017

The EAT (Employment Appeal Tribunal) emphasised that it’s fact specific when it comes to assessing an employee’s alleged unfavourable treatment and the causes in relation to their treatment.

What is your pay gap?
9
Aug
2017

With the release of the BBC’s annual report on gender pay, it’s recently come to light that the BBC has a real gender pay issue after it admitted that two thirds of its highest paid presenters earning above £150,000 are men.

parental bereavement leave
3
Aug
2017

Last month saw the launch of the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill, which was introduced to Parliament on 19 July.

Employment-tribunal-fees
27
Jul
2017

Following our last update about Unison’s battle with the government over tribunal fees, yesterday the Supreme Court quashed the government’s decision to impose fees in the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal.

'Dependent contractors' in a 'fair and decent' Gig Economy
11
Jul
2017

A long awaited inquiry looking into the status of those working in the “gig economy” has been published today. In the wake of ambiguity and vagueness concerning their status, the review is welcomed for shedding some light on the position of such workers.

Durkan v Hythe Royal British Legion Club Limited
27
Mar
2017

The case of Durkan v Hythe Royal British Legion Club Limited is an interesting one as it showed just how flawed a disciplinary process can be.