Podcast: Dealing with covert recordings
August 17, 2017 06:53 AM PDT
Employers are increasingly required to deal with employees covertly recording disciplinary and grievance meetings. With the prevalence of sophisticated recording devices, including mobile phones, this trend is likely to continue. In this week's podcast, we discuss how an employer should deal with covert recordings.
In particular we look at the cases of Punjab National Bank (International) Ltd and others v Gosain and Zia and others v Brighton University Foundation Trust and others and offer practical advice for employers to follow.
Presented by Laura Merrylees and Zuraida Curtis.Podcast: Holiday pay includes voluntary overtime
August 10, 2017 06:29 AM PDT
In the recent decision in Dudley Council v Willets and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that regular voluntary overtime carried out by employees should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. Nick Chronias, employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, explains the legal implications of the decision for employers. We go on to discuss what employers should be doing differently as a result of the decision.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Nick Chronias.Podcast: The abolition of employment tribunal fees
August 03, 2017 07:25 AM PDT
In a landmark judgment on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court, in the case of R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, found that employment tribunal fees prevented access to justice and were unlawful. Laurie Anstis, employment lawyer and part-time employment judge, takes us through what this judgment means for employers including the likely short-term and long-term implications.Podcast: Training line managers in absence management
July 27, 2017 03:21 AM PDT
We discuss how employers are training managers to deal with this important issue.Podcast: The Taylor review
July 20, 2017 04:01 AM PDT
Fiona Rushforth, senior associate at law firm Wedlake Bell, joins us to discuss the key principles and recommendations of Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices. We look at what this review means for employers and in particular, we discuss the following recommendations: the renaming of worker status to dependent contractor status; changes to the worker status test; closing the loophole that allows agency workers to be paid less than employees doing the same job; the calculation of pay in the gig economy; the payment of a higher national minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract; and tribunal fees and the enforcement process for awards.
July 13, 2017 06:20 AM PDT
In this week's podcast, we look at how employers can manage poorly performing employees in an effective and proactive manner.
In particular, we cover: giving feedback to underperforming employees;
We also briefly look at Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman.Podcast: Case law update
July 06, 2017 04:17 AM PDT
We provide a mid-year round-up of high profile employment cases in 2017.
We discuss two disability discrimination cases relating to absence management (O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy) and recruitment (Government Legal Service v Brookes).
We also look at one of the first employment tribunal cases relating to shared parental pay (Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd) and two European Court of Justice cases on religious dress (Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions and Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA).
We finish by flagging up some upcoming cases in 2017 involving whistleblowing, the gig economy and employment status, and discuss the outstanding decisions regarding the tribunal fees regime and carrying over annual leave.
Presented by Ellie Gelder and Laura Merrylees.Podcast: Identifying a selection pool for redundancy
June 28, 2017 07:36 AM PDT
Identifying the correct selection pool is a fundamental part of establishing a fair redundancy process. Getting this wrong at the outset can undermine the rest of the process. In this week's podcast, we provide practical advice on the factors to consider when identifying a selection pool.
In particular, we look at: the steps an employer can take if there is no agreed procedure on pooling in place;
June 22, 2017 06:39 AM PDT
In this week's podcast, we discuss five areas in which the risk of reputational damage can be an issue for employers, and what HR professionals can do to reduce the risk of their organisation's reputation being damaged.Podcast: Interviewing effectively
June 15, 2017 08:07 AM PDT
Interviewing a candidate is one of the most challenging parts of the recruitment process. Preparing effectively can help to ensure that the outcome is successful, and that the interview is conducted in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. In this week's podcast, we discuss the problems that can occur during an interview and provide practical tips on how to get the most out of the process. Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Bar Huberman.
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