With the recent decision in Redfearn v United Kingdom , the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) signalled that there is a limit to how far an employer can let what an employee does in their own time affect decision-making in the workplace.
Employ More...25 January 2013 16:16
With the Government's proposals for easier sharing of parental leave between partners, Occupational Health magazine looks at how businesses might be affected. In Nick Clegg's dream world, new mums and dads would split parental leave equitably and tak More...25 January 2013 16:16
Welton v Deluxe Retail Ltd (t/a Madhouse)
Mr Welton worked at a store in Sheffield that closed down, and his employment was terminated on 23 February 2010. The working week ended on 27 February 2010. On 1 March, during what would have bee More...17 January 2013 10:48
Two long-running religious discrimination cases are among those pending for 2013, alongside other important employment law decisions pending on redundancy, TUPE and disability discrimination. We round up 10 of the significant legal decisi More...02 January 2013 06:03
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Around 100 fixed income traders based at the London office of the Swiss bank UBS suffered the embarrassment of arriving at work for a normal day only to be told, out of the blue, that their services were not needed and they were being sent on "special l More...12 November 2012 08:41
Many companies face making redundancies. Nick Robertson and Michelle Last look at ways to save costs when cutting staff.
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer's proposals to pass legislation that allows employees to give up some of their employment rights in return for shares is intended to boost worker involvement, commitment and productivity. But it also raises employment and More...05 November 2012 00:01
Recent figures released by the Fraud Prevention Service revealed a 52% increase in fraud committed by employees in the first half of 2012. The prevailing theory as to why businesses have experienced such a dramatic increase in theft from their own More...24 October 2012 09:55
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) have had a limited impact on the use of temporary workers, despite warnings elsewhere that they have been a "drag on job creation". According to res More...02 October 2012 10:02
Employers that wish to maintain a compulsory retirement age will now have to justify it with a legitimate business case, writes Sandra Wallace. Recent years have brought huge changes in the employment law arena; and the ending of the default retirem More...27 September 2012 14:55
Businesses have expressed their concern about the negative impact of employment legislation on how they recruit and manage their workforces in research released today. Only days after the Government announced its latest raft of employment law reform More...17 September 2012 15:18
Mental health in the workplace is something that many employers struggle with and continues to be a taboo subject. The recent case of Crisp v Iceland Foods Ltd ET/1604478/11 is a good example of how employers can get it very wrong and the impli More...06 September 2012 09:00
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This line manager briefing looks at the law and best practice on managing agency temps. It aims to help managers understand their legal obligations when engaging agency temps and the possi More...13 June 2012 00:00
Reservists are being mobilised as part of the military's contribution to security at the London Olympics and Paralympics. What does the possibility of a reserve call-up for an employee mean for employers, particularly in sectors in which it is common fo More...24 May 2012 09:01
From October 2012, new legislation will require employers to automatically enrol their staff in pension schemes. Kate Upcraft covers some of the common concerns regarding the new law.
In 2005, Lord Turner's Pensions Commission recommended that the G More...10 April 2012 09:00
Regulations affecting agency worker rights were introduced in October 2011. Anne Pritam finds out how employers are coping with the new legislation.
So you know the basic structure of the new agency workers' rights. You have looked at the Agency Wor More...05 April 2012 09:00
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ("the Regulations") were repealed on 6 April 2011, meaning that retirement could no longer be a potentially fair reason for dismissal. Transitional provisions are in operation in respect of retirements wher More...05 March 2012 12:39
Catherine Wilson, partner at legal firm Thomas Eggar LLP, outlines eight things that an employer should know about the proposed extension to flexible working rights. In May 2011 the Government launched its Consultation on modern workplaces More...14 November 2011 09:00
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provides those involved in disagreements with an option to avoid stressful legal procedures, say Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis.
In March 2011, Acas welcomed the Government's proposal for potential empl More...01 November 2011 12:47