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Tribunal hearings - what to expect (part 1)
January 12, 2017 04:25 AM PST
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On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we tell you how to prepare for, and what to expect at an employment tribunal hearing. We are joined by special guest, employment partner at Short Richardson & Forth LLP and XpertHR employment law manual updating author, Max Winthrop. He prepares you for what happens at a typical tribunal hearing starting from what do when you arrive at the tribunal on the morning of the hearing all the way through to what to do when the tribunal delivers its judgment.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Max Winthrop.

Making and withdrawing job offers - common pitfalls
January 12, 2017 03:50 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we discuss the issues that can arise when a job offer is made but subsequently has to be withdrawn.

We look at how a job offer can result in an employment contract being formed and ways in which employers can limit their liabilities in the event that they need to withdraw a job offer because, for example, the job applicant has failed to meet certain required conditions or the employer's financial situation has changed.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Clio Springer.

Podcast: 2017 employment law agenda
January 05, 2017 05:02 AM PST
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In this week's feature-length podcast, we discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.

With many of the changes likely to affect employers of all sizes and in differing sectors, we consider what employers need to do to prepare and plan for the year ahead and beyond.

Presented by Laura Merrylees and Ellie Gelder.

Key recruitment metrics 2016
December 15, 2016 01:56 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we discuss the latest trends and challenges in a competitive recruitment market, including skills shortages and the time and cost to hire. We also look at candidate attraction and job application methods, as well as the role of line managers.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Jo Jacobs.

Podcast: Key employment cases for 2017
December 08, 2016 07:15 AM PST
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In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.

We also explain how case law on the definition of "in the public interest" in whistleblowing is expected to develop, and look forward to Unison's final bid to have employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful.

We finish by flagging up two European cases on religious discrimination in dress codes, and provide a warning that employers have not seen the last of the case law on "discrimination arising from disability".

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Stephen Simpson.

Podcast: Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation
December 01, 2016 07:52 AM PST
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>In this week's feature-length podcast, Sarah Thompson, employment lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional, explains the key features of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR) and guides employers through the practical steps that they will need to take to ensure compliance.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Sarah Thompson.

How to avoid a workplace nightmare this Christmas
November 24, 2016 01:57 AM PST
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We discuss practical steps that employers can take to avoid bad behaviour, such as sexual harassment and fighting, at their workplace Christmas party. We also look at attendance and absence issues involving: unauthorised absence; refusal to work overtime; annual leave requests; and attendance allowances.

Podcast: Pensions auto-enrolment
November 17, 2016 03:58 AM PST
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In this week's feature-length podcast, our special guest, payroll consultant Kate Upcraft, explains the pensions auto-enrolment requirements and the impact that they have on employers' duties in relation to pension provision.

Presenter Clio Springer is joined by Kate Upcraft.

Podcast: Managing an HR change
November 10, 2016 07:16 AM PST
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In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guest, HR consultant Debra Cadman, to explore the process of managing an HR change, such as the introduction of a new policy or a new system for recording sickness absence.

Presenter Bar Huberman is joined by Debra Cadman.

Requesting flexible working after maternity leave
November 03, 2016 06:44 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we look at flexible working requests focusing on issues that may arise when women returning from maternity leave request a change to their working hours.

We discuss two recent employment tribunal decisions, Whiteman v CPS Interiors Ltd and Smith v Gleacher Shacklock LLP, and consider what practical steps employers can take to deal with flexible working requests in the required reasonable manner.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Fiona Cuming.

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