British Airways cabin crew could strike over Christmas, their union has warned. Representatives of BA's 14,000 cabin crew are meeting Unite today at Sandown Park racecourse in Surrey, to discuss the breakdown in talks between the union and their e More...02 November 2009 09:26
A hearing has begun into an equal pay claim which could cost Birmingham City Council millions of pounds.
The case, being brought by 4,200 women workers, could leave the council with a £400m bill, with each claimant seeking up to £100,000 in compens More...02 November 2009 09:01
More than 1,000 part-time soldiers have won a pensions and redundancy rights case against the Ministry of Defence.
The 1,100 soldiers were awarded special one-off payments of £14,000 each when their regiment, the Royal Irish Regiment, was disbanded. More...02 November 2009 08:31
If the supermarkets' shelves are to be believed, Christmas is already just around the corner. During school holidays, many employers will be recruiting youngsters for seasonal work. They will join the many under 18s who work weekends and perhaps evening More...29 October 2009 11:07
Firms are entitled to use workers supplied by an external agency to cover for striking employees, as long as they are employed directly by the firm and not by the agency supplying the workers, legal experts have said. The clarification comes as the p More...27 October 2009 15:32
Expert guidance on what you can and can't do with agency workers during a strike or other industrial action More...27 October 2009 14:11
More than 20% of the working population don't know about their employment rights, a government report will reveal today. The Fair Treatment at Work Report, to be released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) this afternoon will More...27 October 2009 11:11
A delivery driver sacked for urinating against the side of his work van has lost his case for unfair dismissal.
Colin Woods lost his job at Liverpool-based Home Delivery Network after a resident reported the incident, which happened in Fife last Dec More...27 October 2009 09:44
Even workers with little professional contact with children may have to register with the government's anti-paedophile database, says the Independent Safeguarding Authority chairman.
According to Sir Roger Singleton, employers may register staff rat More...27 October 2009 09:42
Proposed new anti-slavery laws to be created through an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill will be voted on at the House of Lords today. Campaign groups Liberty and Anti-Slavery International have said the UK's employment laws and legislation More...26 October 2009 10:37
Acas has been labelled "sneaky" and "unfair" after it emerged it hired temps and ended their contracts one week before they gained the right to claim for unfair dismissal. Bosses at the conciliation service hired temporary staff to work on an More...26 October 2009 08:23
Employers that try to evade the cost of giving agency workers the same employment terms as full-time staff after 12 weeks service by using short breaks to reset the start-date each time a worker nears the 12-week AWD limit, will be hampered by the 'no wo More...22 October 2009 15:03
Women in some jobs who have time off to raise children received a significant boost today after a landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal. Christine Wilson, an inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, claimed that the organisation's pay agr More...20 October 2009 13:57
Employment lawyers said that agencies which supply temporary staff to the Royal Mail who are then used to cover the work of striking postal staff could be acting unlawfully. Both parties could also face unlimited fines. James Willis, senior ass More...19 October 2009 16:00
Hollywood bosses are inserting clauses into actors' contracts to stop them leaking film information on social networking sites such as Twitter. Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers, who are due to make a Shrek follow-up next year for studio DreamWorks, are More...19 October 2009 14:50
Employers who wish to avoid unintentionally giving contractors employee or worker status must pay attention to day-to-day working arrangements in light of a recent Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling.
The case of Autoclenz v Belcher and others co More...16 October 2009 11:00
The government has delayed the introduction of the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) until October 2011 as part of efforts to cut the cost of business regulation.
The AWD gives temporary staff the same employment rights as permanent staff after 12 week More...15 October 2009 11:38
Employers should be forced to report the age breakdown of their staff through the Equality Bill, age campaigners have insisted.
Chris Ball, chief executive of The Age and Employment Network (TAEN), told Personnel Today that age audits should More...14 October 2009 08:00
A nurse who was struck off for secretly filming inside a hospital has won her battle to return to work. Margaret Haywood filmed the treatment of elderly patients at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton for a BBC Panorama programme, broadcast in More...13 October 2009 08:49
Revelations by local government trade union Unison that councils are spending millions fighting equal pay claims prompted an employment lawyer to comment that many have little choice in the matter. Pam Loch, founder of Loch Associates, said: "Cha More...12 October 2009 16:00