Solicitor Catharine Cooksley explains how to make sure your company's secrets remain safe. All businesses, regardless of sector or size, will have key employees who are invaluable. Who are yours? Is it the dynamic salesperson with the great relations More...06 May 2013 00:01
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 2:00pm BST.
The law recognises that redundancies will cause employees great distress and accordingly requires employers to give all staff affected by potential redundancies ample warning and an opportunity to be consulted. A f More...03 May 2013 14:04
An employment tribunal has found in favour of a city banker's claim that she was victimised when her employer dismissed her after having discovered that she was suing her previous employer for sex discrimination. Justin Govier from IBB Solicitors looks More...29 April 2013 13:01
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013, making it the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and opening the door for a number of employment law changes.
The new Act will bring about key changes to employ More...26 April 2013 16:01
The decision by the House of Lords to approve the "shares-for-rights" clause in the Government's Growth and Infrastructure Bill has been criticised by employment law commentators, despite the inclusion of a number of concessions.
The clause, which m More...25 April 2013 15:54
Finally, after twice rejecting the Government's legislation introducing the new employee-shareholder status, the House of Lords voted through the proposals on 24 April 2013. This new employment status could come into force, as intended by the Government More...25 April 2013 15:20
Constructive dismissal claims regularly cross the desks of employment lawyers and it's a rare claim that doesn't allege that the employer has acted in breach of the duty of mutual trust and confidence. Although claims will not always succeed, employers More...23 April 2013 16:35
Piper v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a lead chaplin. Disciplinary action was taken against him and the decision was taken to dismiss him for gross misconduct. He exercised his contractual rig More...23 April 2013 11:24
The House of Lords has voted for the second time to reject the Government's "shares-for-rights" proposal, only weeks after it previously voted to remove it from a Government Bill .
The proposal was included as a clause in the Growth and I More...23 April 2013 11:24
The House of Commons has voted to reinstate the Government's controversial "rights for shares" proposal into the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, less than one month after it was rejected by the House of Lords.
Today's vote was criticised by the More...16 April 2013 17:04
Employment minister Jo Swinson has referred 100 employers accused of flouting national minimum wage legislation - by hiring "free interns" - to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Campaign group Intern Aware, which described unpaid internships as More...15 April 2013 12:22
The Apprentice winner Stella English has lost her high-profile unfair dismissal case against Lord Sugar's Amshold Group.
The 2010 winner of the BBC show had claimed unfair constructive dismissal against Amshold, telling the tribunal she was treate More...12 April 2013 15:54
Council pays employee more than £500,000 following false theft allegation A former council employee has been awarded a settlement of more than half... More...12 April 2013 12:00
Hill v Governing Body of Great Tey Primary School
A school assistant in a state primary school was found to be in breach of the school's confidentiality policy. She was suspended pending an investigation after she informed a parent that her child h More...10 April 2013 13:07
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
With an increasing number of British adults classed as overweight or obese, the issue of whether or not obesity can be classed as a disability is a thorny issue employment law cannot avoid dealing with, says lawyer Sheila Fahy. When asked last year t More...08 April 2013 13:57
Acas has published guidance on how employers should handle collective redundancies, in the light of legislative changes made on 6 April 2013.
Employers that are proposing to make 100 or more redundancies now have to start consultation at least More...08 April 2013 13:57
With changes to employment law - including a new maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal - scheduled to come into force this summer, lawyers Christopher Fisher and Katherine Fox look at the likely implications for UK employers. In January, th More...08 April 2013 00:01
The likelihood of a referendum on whether the UK says "au revoir" to the EU has risen since the Prime Minister said there would be one should he lead a majority government in the next Parliament. John Charlton looks at how this might affect employment l More...08 April 2013 00:01
Important changes to the law on collective redundancy consultation come into force on 6 April 2013 - or do they? The implementation order for these new rules creates considerable confusion about exactly when the new regime applies, leaving employers mak More...05 April 2013 15:03