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May 25, 2017

In this week's podcast, we look at how employers can prepare in advance to get the most out of probationary periods. In particular, we look at: contractual provisions on probationary periods; setting expectations and objectives; addressing performance and conduct issues; extending the probationary period; and confirming...


May 18, 2017

In this week's podcast, we explain the basics of the national minimum wage and highlight some of the pitfalls for employers.


May 11, 2017

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...


May 4, 2017

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.