Queen’s Speech: consultation on Bill of Rights and “a job for everyone”

Today’s Queen’s Speech from the first majority Conservative government since John Major was in power proposed a number of new...

CIPD Learning and Development Show: L&D must be more agile

Facing a volatile, fast-changing environment means learning and development (L&D) professionals need to limber up and be able to offer...

Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts are banned from today

Zero hours contracts: exclusivity clauses now unenforceable

Legislation preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts becomes law from today (26 May). The legislation makes...


Summer employment issues: a six-point checklist

With warmer days around the corner and holidays on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about those common employment...

Under the plans, decisions made at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg would not be binding on UK courts. Photo: F1 Online/REX

The future of the Human Rights Act and implications for employment law

Today’s Queen’s Speech stopped short of a legislative plan to scrap the Human Rights Act, but it did confirm government...


Industrial action reform: the Government’s proposals

Consultant editor Darren Newman examines Government's proposals for reform in relation to industrial action, and balloting thresholds in particular.


Healthy competition: challenging employees to take the stairs

Encouraging staff to take the stairs rather than the lift can feel like a fruitless exercise. But a new competition-based...


Tribunal watch: Employment tribunals get tough on early conciliation requirement

Two recent employment tribunal decisions, upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), suggest that tribunals will take a dim view...


Pensions auto-enrolment: could an audit service prevent costly mistakes?

Many employers may have passed their pensions auto-enrolment staging date, but that does not mean that they are confident that...


Getting off to a good start with temporary staff induction

Many employers focus their induction efforts on permanent staff, but a new online onboarding system can help them ensure that...

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