Wednesday 8 May 2013, 2:00pm BST.
The law recognises that redundancies will cause employees great distress and accordingly requires employers to give all staff affected by potential redundancies ample warning and an opportunity to be consulted. A f More...03 May 2013 14:04
Acas has published guidance on how employers should handle collective redundancies, in the light of legislative changes made on 6 April 2013.
Employers that are proposing to make 100 or more redundancies now have to start consultation at least More...08 April 2013 13:57
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
This April sees a number of employment law changes come into effect that will have an impact on all employers. HR departments should ensure that they update their policies and procedures in accordance with the new laws. Personnel Today sets out More...27 March 2013 11:17
This line manager briefing covers a number of challenging situations that may arise as a result of an employee's pregnancy or maternity leave, but will not be relevant to every pregnancy or period of maternity leave. A second briefing, Line  More...26 March 2013 00:01
The Government has published draft legislation that will set out to reduce the consultation period required when 100 or more employees are to be made redundant.
Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, if an employer plan More...06 February 2013 15:01
David Cameron’s speech this morning on the future of the UK’s relationship with the European Union (EU) has made the prospect of the UK Government operating outside the legal systems of the EU a distinct possibility. The Prime Minister pledged More...23 January 2013 15:44
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
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
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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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
Imagine a typical redundancy scenario. Employee A is about to be told they are losing their job. Employee B is the person doing the telling. Who would you rather be?
For most people, the choice would be an easy one. When I told a friend about new re More...04 October 2012 15:29
R (on the application of Bakhsh) v Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Bakhsh was employed as a mental health nurse by Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust from 1998 to 2008. He was dismissed in 2008 and More...03 September 2012 10:33
Mitchells of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd v Tattersall FACTS Mitchells of Lancaster (Mitchells) is a brewer and owner of public houses. Mr Tattersall was employed as its property manager from 1998 until his dismissal in October 2010. Mr Tattersall was More...20 August 2012 16:55
Norman Lamb, the employment relations minister, has today announced the Government's proposals to reform the rules for consulting staff about large scale redundancies.
According to a statement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, More...21 June 2012 16:30
Bon Groundwork Ltd v Foster
Mr Foster was employed by Bon Groundwork from 1997. He was laid off without pay on 15 April 2009. On 27 April, Mr Foster wrote to his line manager stating that the company was not entitled to lay him off and he More...22 May 2012 13:47
In the current economic climate, many employers are under pressure to cut costs. Departmental reshuffles and changes in job duties are often used to improve the efficiency of teams and these may lead to reductions in headcount.
When job roles are r More...21 May 2012 14:56