Solicitor Chris Mordue explains how a recent case affects trade union recognition.
A controversial decision has effectively rewritten a key part of the law governing statutory trade union recognition, the process by which a union can force an employ More...12 June 2013 00:01
Firms employing foreign nationals need to ensure they are up to date with legislation, say solicitors Jamie Cameron and Ian Taylor.
The number of foreign nationals employed in the UK has been rising steadily over the past few years. Recent statistic More...10 June 2013 00:01
Private companies that acquire staff from the public sector may still have to honour pre-existing collective agreements, writes Christopher Mordue. Are public-sector workers transferred to private-sector contractors under TUPE still entitled to More...08 May 2013 00:01
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
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
Employment lawyer Felicity Staff explores the legal implications of employing workers under the age of 25. According to a recent survey commissioned by The Prince's Trust that assessed the happiness of 2,136 young people aged between 16 and 25, aro More...18 March 2013 12:00
Solicitor Nisha Patel sets out some practical tips for tier 2 sponsors to follow before and during an inspection visit.
Employers that employ foreign nationals under tier 2 of the points-based system must comply with certain duties under their spon More...26 February 2013 15:14
Despite overwhelming opposition, the Government is pressing ahead with the repeal of the third-party harassment provisions in the Equality Act 2010 – a serious blow in the broader context of promoting equal opportunities within the workplace, say employ More...25 February 2013 00:01
Amanda Jones and Alan Delaney look at the decisions in four recent cases of religious discrimination and discuss their potential effects. Judgment in the cases of four Christian employees in January , who all claimed that their employers' practices More...25 February 2013 00:01
The world of business is increasingly reliant on technology. So what can firms do to ensure important information is protected? Solicitor Adam Hartley advises. Confidential information is often one of the most valuable but overlooked assets of a busi More...05 February 2013 14:30
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
Following XpertHR's recent launch in the US, legal editor Michael Cardman discusses the changing legal landscape and reveals the top five issues that US employers are facing.
1 Social media
The proliferation of social media poses risks an More...05 December 2012 11:30
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
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
John Charlton considers the legal implications should firms wish to place staff under surveillance.
Britons face snooping on a wide scale, with surveillance common in both public places and at work. Thanks to technology it is ever easier to do, yet More...12 September 2012 09:39
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
Many employers continue to be incredibly nervous when navigating the myriad of potential legal issues surrounding maternity and the existence of various employment law myths simply add to the confusion. Examine each of the below statements and More...24 August 2012 07:31
The UK tends to follow US trends and, as recent statistics suggest, it is becoming increasingly common for US recruiters to review candidates' social media profiles before offering a job, so now is a good time to get to grips with what you can and can't More...13 August 2012 15:04