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
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
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
It’s a fact that workplace conflict costs money, causes disruption, increases absence, reduces productivity and negatively impacts on employee engagement. So, what can be done about it?
People Resolutions is embarking on a UK-wide Confl More...13 July 2010 16:15
The CBI has called for stricter balloting regulations to reduce the number of strikes. In its Making Britain the Place to Work report , the employers' group called for strikes to have a higher bar of support, with balloting rules being changed so More...21 June 2010 09:19
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38
As unions prepare to stage a wave of strikes this year, are more employers likely to turn to the courts to secure injunctions against industrial action? Kat Baker finds out.
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Shanahan Engineering v Unite the union
In 2007, Shanahan Engineering (Shanahan) won a contract for work on a power station being constructed by Alstom. The work involved the simultaneous construction of two generators.
Uni More...06 April 2010 13:32
One of the most expensive liabilities an employer can face arises from a failure to comply with collective consultation obligations.
The risk of protective awards of up to 90 days' uncapped pay per affected employee, coupled with the possibility of More...25 March 2010 11:17
Car parts factory Bosch is set to close with the loss of 900 jobs, it has emerged.
The company in Miskin, near Cardiff, Wales, said it would recommend to the board that production should be phased out and the plant closed, after no commercially viab More...15 January 2010 09:05
IT giant IBM has pushed back its final salary pension scheme closure by one year amid a prediction that up to 1,000 UK staff may apply for early retirement. The company recently announced that the closure, scheduled for April 2010 , will now take pl More...29 September 2009 15:00
Akavan Erityisalojen Keskusliitto AEK ry and others v Fujitsu Siemens Computer Oy More...21 September 2009 15:10
A European Court of Justice ruling about a Finnish collective redundancy case could affect UK employers' decisions on when to start collective consultation about redundancies. More...17 September 2009 12:00
Chris Mordue, partner at Pinsent Masons, says the Diageo case illustrates how companies involved in a site closure or redundancy exercise need to have a well developed communications strategy which focuses on communication with a wide More...03 September 2009 09:49
Now we are seeing that the rate of redundancies is dropping and fewer organisations are going into administration, leadership teams are reminded to keep their board room doors fixed wide open and keep communicating with their staff.
Best Compa More...01 September 2009 16:19
Plans to cut generous redundancy payments for Britain's 500,000 civil servants could trigger a legal challenge by public sector unions, the Times has reported.
The Cabinet Office has proposed big cuts in redundancy terms, which More...28 August 2009 08:56
Thousands of UK employers are at risk from redundancy claims because they are unaware of the basic laws governing job cuts, a survey has found. A poll of 200 businesses by law firm Pinsent Masons found that more than one third (37%) were considering More...18 May 2009 10:43
British Airways is to make more than 100 pilots redundant, with pay-offs of up to £150,000 each, because of the decline in passenger numbers. About 130 pilots have volunteered to take redundancy, with one year's salary as severance pay. The move is e More...11 May 2009 10:35
Savile Group plc , the AIM listed human resources consulting group, has opened an office in Edinburgh from which to provide outplacement, career and talent management (coaching and mentoring) services to companies throughout Scotland. Located in More...05 May 2009 14:24
The HR department at troubled engineering firm Renishaw has been criticised following the latest round of redundancy negotiations.
The company is to make 470 cuts, but was blasted by staff for a 24-point e-mail and handout issued to workers urgin More...31 March 2009 11:16