Research released today has found that only half of UK employers are aware of the Bribery Act, despite the fact that the legislation has now been in place for more than a year.
The research, published by professional services firm Ernst & Young, More...02 January 2013 15:13
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
Proposals for dealing with drug driving in the same way as drink driving have implications for employers, including safety, policies and insurance, writes Mark Burrup.
If the Crime, Communications and Court Bill being considered by Parliament More...01 January 2013 09:00
Changes to the adoption system will involve allowing prospective adoptive parents the right to take time off work to meet the children they are adopting, as well as increasing paid leave to bring it in line with that offered to biological parents. Th More...24 December 2012 11:50
This year was one of ups and downs for HR teams. Engagement levels continued to struggle as staff had to do more with fewer resources, while scandals at high-profile employers such as the BBC and Barclays highlighted how much trust has been lost in More...20 December 2012 11:16
Large-scale collective redundancies will no longer require a 90-day minimum consultation phase, after the Government announced its decision to reduce the period to 45 days.
Employment relations minister Jo Swinson, pictured, confirmed that a new 45- More...18 December 2012 12:27
A video guide has been launched by Acas to help managers tasked with delivering news of redundancies to their employees.
Acas has coined the term "redundancy envoy" to describe those whose role involves communicating news of redundancies to other st More...17 December 2012 13:21
With social media increasingly pervading our lives, Jonathan Exten-Wright looks at some of the legal challenges. LinkedIn is the largest professional networking website and has captured the imaginations of employers and employees alike, with around o More...10 December 2012 15:33
Employers will be aware of the right of workers to bring discrimination claims. However, they may not be so familiar with the “tag-on” right to bring a victimisation claim. Victimisation provisions, contained in the Equality Act 2010, aim to protect emp More...10 December 2012 15:04
The rise in the use of social media is a real worry for many employers. Employment lawyer Joanna Dodd says that in the recent case of Smith v Trafford Housing Association , the issue of employee monitoring has again caused controversy, not least b More...10 December 2012 11:44
Thinc Group v Armstrong and another
Thinc Group Ltd operates in the financial-services sector. Mr and Mrs Armstrong were financial advisers who had successfully built up their own business.
Thinc, which was expanding, wished to secure More...10 December 2012 09:07
As the nation celebrates news of another royal baby in the making, all eyes will be on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over the coming months to see exactly what kind of parents they will be, both in the run-up to the birth and afterwards.
For Pri More...06 December 2012 15:32
How would you deal with an employee who gets into a brawl with a colleague at the Christmas party, when both employees play down the incident afterwards?
Should the employer be concerned if an employee misbehaves not at the Christmas party, but on More...06 December 2012 15:32
DA v Strathclyde Joint Police Board
The claimant (AC) was employed by the Strathclyde Joint Police Board as a police training officer, having previously been a police officer.
In 2005, AC's twin brother (MC) was convicted of serious se More...06 December 2012 10:17
The Government has published its response to the consultation on employee-owner contracts, under which employers could offer shares to staff in exchange for sacrificing some of their employment rights. The consultation was launched in October , afte More...05 December 2012 12:03
Mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing where the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) are applicable can present significant challenges for employers, particularly in meeting contractual obligations and integrating More...05 December 2012 00:00
Over recent decades, as the UK economy has shifted from manufacturing to service industries so the traditional workplace illnesses have shifted from physical injuries to stress-related injuries. Society and employers have become more aware of, and sympa More...04 December 2012 15:48
Asif v Elmbridge Borough Council FACTS Ms Asif was employed as an IT helpdesk administrative officer by Elmbridge Borough Council. There were two other employees with the same job and another with a similar position. A further similar position wa More...03 December 2012 00:01
In the recent case of Redfearn v the United Kingdom , the European Court of Human Rights held that the UK had violated art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights - the right to freedom of assembly and association - by not making available to an More...26 November 2012 10:06