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
The Court of Appeal has established that employers should have confidence in unfair dismissal rules, even where an employee has alleged that human rights have been infringed.
A recent case has shown that the "band of reasonable responses" test, use More...21 November 2012 13:27
Timbo v Greenwich Council for Rights and Equality
Ms Timbo was employed by Greenwich Council for Rights and Equality (GCRE) as an equalities officer.
Ms Timbo's employment commenced in January 2009. Her probationary period was extended More...20 November 2012 10:29
In a recent survey on employment trends in 2012, the CBI reported that the increased costs and complexity brought about by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 have resulted in more than half of companies reducing their use of agency workers an More...16 November 2012 12:35
Business and employers' groups have welcomed proposals to overhaul the family-friendly leave system and enable women to share maternity leave with their partners in order to help working families. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg unveiled the plans, More...13 November 2012 12:39
It has been long accepted that the courts and the employment tribunals have concurrent jurisdiction to hear claims for breach of the statutory equality clause in a contract of employment (equal pay claims). Vanessa Hogan of Hogan Lovells considers the i More...13 November 2012 09:08
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
When the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (AWR) were announced, there were concerns that their implementation would be met with a lack of compliance and countless tribunals. However, since the Regulations became law in October 2011, organisations across t More...02 November 2012 17:37
Occupational health practitioners must make themselves aware of specific legislation that covers employee rights when dealing with patient data. Jonathan Exten-Wright explains.
Occupational health advisers are required to keep a range of records i More...01 November 2012 09:00
Hewage v Grampian Health Board
Mrs Hewage is of Sri Lankan origin. She was employed by the Grampian Health Board as head of service for the orthodontics department. She resigned from that post in 2003 and subsequently resigned from employ More...31 October 2012 15:55
Companies experiencing a downturn in business are increasingly looking for alternatives to redundancies. Recruitment freezes, unpaid sabbaticals and secondments have all been used to avoid making job cuts. In addition, employers often ask employees More...26 October 2012 14:50
The Supreme Court has ruled that 170 women who used to work at Birmingham City Council can proceed with equal pay claims against their former employer in the High Court.
Each of the women, along with four men, allege that the council failed to More...24 October 2012 14:17
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 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) dismissed 672 people last year for unsatisfactory attendance, a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed.
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The Government has launched a consultation into its controversial plan to allow employers to offer tax-free shares to staff in exchange for sacrificing some of their employment rights.
Business minister Jo Swinson today set out the details of More...18 October 2012 16:50