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Podcast: What employers need to know about Brexit
August 09, 2018 07:41 AM PDT
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Louise Haycock, a senior manager at Fragomen and updating author at XpertHR, outlines where all things Brexit stand as of now for employers, what the end of free movement will mean for current and future employees from the European Economic Area and the implications of a "no deal" Brexit.

Louise also covers what steps HR can take to reassure any employees who may be directly affected by the end of free movement between the UK and the EU and key dates around the process.

Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Louise Haycock. Edited and produced by Chris Bryant.

Podcast: Using settlement agreements effectively
August 02, 2018 08:30 AM PDT
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Fiona Rushforth, a senior associate at Wedlake Bell and updating author at XpertHR, leads us through the steps employers need to take when considering issuing a settlement agreement, including considerations around when to begin the process with a "protected conversation" or one that is "without prejudice".

Fiona also covers how HR can handle the process during a time when the employment relationship is under strain, the general areas covered in such agreements, and monetary offers.

Presenter Noelle Murphy is joined by Fiona Rushforth. Edited and produced by Chris Bryant.

Podcast: Responding to subject access requests
July 18, 2018 07:24 AM PDT
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The right to know who holds data about you and how it is being processed has long been a fundamental part of data protection law. The GDPR has brought in a renewed focus on transparency, and employers need to be prepared to respond quickly, should an employee or job applicant make a data subject access request.

We discuss the main changes in the procedure for responding to a subject access request under the GDPR regime and the practicalities of providing access to what could potentially be a large amount of data. We highight the resources on XpertHR that can help employers comply with their obligations.

Podcast: Five key cases for HR to look out for
July 05, 2018 07:17 AM PDT
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The headlines are being dominated by "gig economy" employment status cases, but there are plenty of other important employment law cases coming up. We discuss the potential implications for employers of forthcoming rulings on whistleblowing, data protection, restrictive covenants, covert CCTV and violence at work-related social events.

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.

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