The imminent royal wedding on 29 April has sparked much discussion over employees' entitlement to paid leave on public holidays. This is primarily because holiday entitlement is such a complex area of law. The following Q&As aim to answer some More...26 April 2011 15:46
Pickard v Lynn Hughes t/a the Tanning and Beauty Kabin FACTS Ms Pickard worked for Tanning and Beauty Kabin from July 2004 until December 2008. She was not given any written contract or statement of terms. She was paid in cash. Ms Pickard brought More...07 April 2011 13:29
Morgan v Network Europe Group Ltd FACTS Mr Morgan commenced employment as a storekeeper with Network Europe Group Ltd on 1 November 2005. He signed a statement of terms and conditions and confirmed receipt of the company handbook. Neither made an More...07 March 2011 00:01
The Court of Appeal held last year that a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon could pursue his claim for substantial future loss of income resulting from a breach of his employment contract, related to his employer's failure to follow its contract More...08 February 2011 11:02
For many years there has been a general consensus that Europe and the UK have different approaches to employment law. This consensus is that the UK tends to emphasise individual rights whereas Europe favours a more collective age More...10 January 2011 13:02
Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely. With significant rise in the number of flu cases , including the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, the focus for everyone – especial More...05 January 2011 09:43
Mr Tilson provided services to Alstom Transport as an independent contractor. Mr Tilson was nominally employed by Silversun Solutions Ltd, a service company. Silversun paid Mr Tilson for his work but Silversun was itself paid (de More...20 December 2010 10:55
Intellectual property (IP) clauses are used in employment contracts, as well as contracts with contractors and consultants, in order to protect the intellectual property of the employer and ensure that any IP created by the employee in the course of emp More...07 December 2010 17:01
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Employment lawyers have expressed concern at ambiguities in the Equality Act, which came in to force this month, that could have far-reaching implications for the use of compromise agreements between employers and employees.
Section More...29 October 2010 15:27
Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why the drafting of the provision in the Equality Act 2010 on compromise agreements could effectively mean that no compromise agreement under the Act is enforceable.
It is becoming increasingly clear that a s More...29 October 2010 00:00
One-third of employers said that their use of compromise agreements had increased over the past few years, while 16% said it had decreased. This is according to a survey by XpertHR, which found that 80% of companies use compromise agreements to More...18 October 2010 09:35
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
Former workers at the property and environmental firm, Connaught, have claimed they received just three days of wages, instead of the three weeks worth they are owed, and that their fuel cards have been cancelled, the BBC has reported .
Connau More...21 September 2010 09:06
The GMB union has reacted angrily after Birmingham City Council wrote to staff telling them it was reviewing all their terms and conditions. The council's move, reported by Personnel Today last week , forms part of measures aimed at cutting costs by More...14 September 2010 09:37
Birmingham City Council has announced that it is reviewing all terms and conditions of employees as part of measures aimed at cutting costs by £330 million over the next three to four years. The council has begun consulting with unions over pro More...10 September 2010 15:55
Following some redundancies my business is functioning well. However, the process raised some problems with the terms in my employees' contracts of employment, which I'd like to rectify. Can I alter them without notifying staff first?
If you change More...06 August 2010 09:49
A number of banks and financial services firms are reportedly taken advantage of the current state of the sector by poaching key individuals and teams to bolster their business. This video Q&A examines the possible legal ramifications More...29 July 2010 14:20