Laura Chamberlain asks if strike laws should be changed with the UK facing potential mass strikes. With up to 500,000 people having protested against spending cuts on 26 March and unions threatening coordinated strike action over pension r More...29 March 2011 12:11
This year brings a number of cases which could have a significant bearing on the employment law landscape. Here is a brief roundup of cases to watch out for in 2011.
When are employees entitled to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings? More...14 March 2011 10:02
Lord Hutton's report on public sector pensions, which recommends increased payments, working longer and a reduction in the value of existing pensions, threatens to "light the blue touch paper for industrial action" and may result in mass coordinated str More...10 March 2011 12:41
New guidance has been published today advising employers how they can help women who feel criticised for taking menopause-related sick leave and are embarrassed about discussing the issue.
The TUC has released the guidance to coincide with Internati More...08 March 2011 13:16
The Court of Appeal has made it more difficult for employers to stop strikes after its decision in RMT v Serco and combined cases in which it overturned injunctions against industrial action in cases involving the RMT and ASLEF . They More...07 March 2011 15:53
Early findings from the CIPD’s 2011 Managing conflict at work survey show that managing workplace grievances takes on average 14 days per case in management time.
This cost, combined with the Government’s proposals to implement empl More...03 March 2011 00:00
No employer wants to go through a discipline and grievance process - they are time-consuming, potentially costly and can damage employee relations and reputation as well as the bank balance. However, many employers find themselves having to deal with th More...02 March 2011 16:49
While many employers were able to mitigate losses last year through measures such as asking staff to take unpaid holiday and adopt flexible working, redundancies will be unavoidable for many this year as the full force of government cuts begins to hit. More...02 March 2011 16:04
Employers need to start planning how they are going to respond to the health and productivity challenges posed by an ageing working population, the conciliation service Acas has warned.
In a discussion paper on the future of the workplace , the org More...24 February 2011 15:26
The Government should end collective bargaining between unions and employers in the NHS and education sectors in order to boost productivity, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said. Joe McMorrow, employment lawyer at Pinsent Masons, More...07 February 2011 11:02
Almost three-quarters of people are unhappy in their jobs and a quarter have experienced workplace bullying, according to research released today.
The January Employment Index, based on a survey of 2,600 people registered with careers website Monst More...03 February 2011 14:57
Employers face a sustained increase in workplace unrest as staff work longer and harder without greater reward. This is according to the State of Human Resources survey by Kings College London and law firm Speechly Bircham, which found that half of More...03 February 2011 10:06
Kenexa (NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced the publication of “We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement.” Co-authored by Rudy Karsan, C hairman and CEO of Kenex More...26 January 2011 00:00
To help our customers make a great start to 2011, People Resolutions is offering its hugely popular Conflict Clinics for free until the end of January.
It’s estimated that workplace conflict costs the economy £24bn per year; it causes disruption, More...19 January 2011 00:00
Recent news that the BBC paid out almost £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year has highlighted the tremendous amount of money British companies spend when dealing with conflict in the workplace.
Nor does the BBC example inclu More...17 January 2011 11:08
For many of our customers 2010 has been a difficult and challenging year with many organisations experiencing increased workplace conflict. People Resolutions recognises that times will continue to be challenging for 2011 so would like to More...14 January 2011 10:47
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
For many of our customers 2010 has been a difficult and challenging year with many organisations experiencing increased workplace conflict. We recognise that times will continue to be challenging for 2011 so would like to offer the following More...05 January 2011 00:00
“Workplace conflict is on the increase” – so says Alex Efthymiades , Director at mediation and conflict resolution services provider Consensio. “We’ve noticed a surge in people over the past few months coming to us asking about how best to manage More...04 January 2011 00:00
One of my employees has appealed, on a number of grounds, against a disciplinary sanction we imposed on her. I'm the appeal officer - how should I handle the appeal?
Disciplinary appeals are often big on rhetoric and indignation, and less good on re More...20 December 2010 00:01