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Podcast: Apprenticeships overview
Clean
May 11, 2017 01:46 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.

We take a look at: the funding system, including the apprenticeship levy and online apprenticeship accounts; the difference between apprenticeship frameworks and standards; apprenticeship agreements; and
the employment rights of apprentices.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Susie Munro.

Podcast: How holiday cases are affecting employer practice
Clean
May 04, 2017 07:53 AM PDT
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We discuss the key findings of our new research on employers' annual leave offerings and explain how employers are working out holiday pay in the light of the glut of case law in recent years. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Michael Carty and Stephen Simpson.

Podcast: Long-term sickness absence in the workplace
Clean
April 26, 2017 06:40 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we look at some key areas of consideration for an employer with an employee on long-term sickness absence and possible pitfalls to avoid.

In particular, we cover:

- obtaining medical advice on the employee's condition and fitness for work;
- holiday in the context of long-term sickness absence;
- managing an employee on long-term sickness absence who is disabled; and
some of the steps you'll need to take before considering dismissal for incapability.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Sarah Anderson.

Podcast: Short-term sickness absence in the workplace
Clean
April 20, 2017 07:44 AM PDT
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We discuss different aspects of short-term sickness absence and explore the practical steps that employers can take when dealing with this type of absence. Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Sarah Anderson.

Podcast: Recruitment advertising
Clean
April 12, 2017 05:43 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we discuss the factors to consider when carrying out recruitment advertising. In particular, we look at: using the most appropriate media to advertise vacancies; equality issues around the placing of job adverts; avoiding discriminatory wording; the pros and cons of including salary details in a job advert; and whether or not employers must adhere to stated application deadlines.
Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Clio Springer.

Podcast: When is an employer liable for the acts of its employees and others?
Clean
April 06, 2017 05:58 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we examine several legal cases as we explore the situations where an employer may be found to be vicariously liable for an individual's negligent or discriminatory actions.
Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Fiona Cuming.

Podcast: Gender pay gap reporting for the public sector
Clean
March 30, 2017 04:34 AM PDT
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We discuss the new duty on employers with 250 or more employees to report annually on their gender pay gap, and explore the differences between the requirements for the private and voluntary sectors and the public sector. Presenter Susan Dennehy is joined by Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks.

Forecasts for pay awards in 2017/2018
Clean
March 23, 2017 09:43 AM PDT
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Private-sector organisations have predicted their pay awards. In this podcast we look at the median basic pay increase employers are expecting to award employees in the year 2017/18.

The podcast covers:

pay levels in the private sector;
pay awards in relation to the rate of inflation;
factors shaping the level of pay increases;
the top priorities for reward departments; and
the uprating of the national minimum wage and the national living wage.

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Jo Jacobs and Sheila Attwood.

Podcast: What do the recent cases on worker status mean for employers?
Clean
March 16, 2017 04:49 AM PDT
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In this week's podcast, we discuss the reasons behind the decisions in Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers. We explore the factors that employers may wish to consider where they are engaging individuals on a self-employed basis.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Fiona Rushforth, senior associate at Wedlake Bell, law firm.

Podcast: Is your workplace dress code sexist?
Clean
March 09, 2017 04:15 AM PST
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Requirements for women to wear high heels, make-up and a skirt were common in the 1970s, but do such requirements have any place in a 21st-century employer's dress code? In this week's podcast, we discuss the recent controversy around sexism in workplace dress codes.

Presenter Ellie Gelder is joined by Stephen Simpson.

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