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Podcast: Enhancing shared parental pay
June 21, 2018 06:31 AM PDT
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In the recent decision in Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal opened up the question of whether or not an employer's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers on maternity leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners, is indirectly discriminatory.

Douglas Leach, who represents Mr Hextall in the case and is a barrister at Guildhall chambers, outlines the case and explains the potential implications of the decision for employers.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Douglas Leach. Edited and produced by Chris Bryant.

Podcast: Kicking off the World Cup in the workplace
June 07, 2018 07:11 AM PDT
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With the World Cup 2018 starting on 14 June, we can safely say that football fever is about to arrive in the workplace. We discuss how employers can make the World Cup a home win by taking advantage of all the employment engagement opportunities that this event can bring.

We look at some issues that might arise during the World Cup and we take a look at two employment law cases, Post Office v Liddiard and May & Baker Ltd (t/a Sanofi-Aventis Pharma) v Okerago, concerning employee conduct during this sporting celebration.

Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Fiona Cuming.

Podcast: Restrictive covenants - protecting your business
May 24, 2018 03:24 AM PDT
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Enforcing the protection that restrictive covenants provide can be difficult and legally complex, particularly at a time when key commercial interests are at stake and emotions are running high.

Special guest, Patrick Brodie, Head of Employment at law firm RPC and XpertHR contributing author, takes you through what you need to know about restrictive covenants to protect your business effectively.

Podcast: Gender pay gap reporting
May 10, 2018 07:03 AM PDT
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Gender pay gap reports have now been published by more than 10,000 organisations. Mark Crail, content director at XpertHR including the XpertHR gender pay gap reporting service, discusses the main findings from the reports, how best to use the data internally and externally, and the dos and don'ts when preparing reports for 2019.

Podcast: Supporting bereaved employees
April 26, 2018 01:34 AM PDT
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Managing the needs of a bereaved employee is one of most sensitive issues that HR professionals can face. Sheila Attwood, XpertHR managing editor for pay and HR practice, talks us through the support that employers can give employees at the time of a bereavement. We are also joined by Andy Langford from Cruse, a national bereavement charity, to tell us about the employee experience and how they would like to be supported by their employer.

Podcast: How XpertHR can help you be GDPR ready
April 12, 2018 05:40 AM PDT
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With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 fast approaching, we highlight the new and updated resources on XpertHR that will help with your GDPR preparation, whatever stage you are at.

If you are just beginning to think about your GDPR compliance, we point out the practical guidance on XpertHR that will help with getting started. If you are further down the line in implementing your compliance plan, we direct you to where you can find more detailed guidance and answers to the tricky questions that will arise as you go along.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Susie Munro.

Podcast: Getting to grips with people analytics
March 22, 2018 07:04 AM PDT
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People analytics is one of the most significant processes to affect the HR function - the business insight it offers can ensure HR enjoys a level of influence within organisations rarely seen before. Sjoerd van den Heuvel, a researcher and lecturer at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, and expert in people analytics, joins us to provide some practical guidelines on the hows and whys of getting involved. Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Sjoerd van den Heuvel.

Podcast: Common pitfalls in managing redundancies
March 08, 2018 07:21 AM PST
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Ensuring a redundancy process stands up to inspection while minimising the impact on remaining employees is a an ongoing challenge for HR practitioners. One of our oldest employment rights carries with it a series of common pitfalls. Max Winthrop, an employment law partner at Short Richardson and Forth LLP, joins us to give us the benefit of his experience of regularly advising on redundancy exercises, including how to ensure the consultation process is meaningful and ensuring selection criteria are fair and robust.

Podcast: Long-term sickness assessments after the demise of fit for work
February 22, 2018 05:43 AM PST
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Enabling the return to work of employees on long-term sickness absence remains an ongoing issue for employers, despite the Government's decision to close the Fit for Work assessment service, following low referral rates.

Eversheds Sutherland partner Naeema Choudry joins us to discuss what the demise of the service means for employers and the options available when assessing employees on long-term sickness absence.

Podcast: Are you at risk of backdated holiday claims?
February 08, 2018 05:49 AM PST
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In the recent decision of The Sash Window Workshop and another v King, the ECJ opened up the risk of unpaid holiday claims being brought by "workers" treated as self-employed. Nick Chronias, employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, explains the implications of the decision and the steps employers can take to mitigate against the risk.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Nick Chronias.

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