In a recent feature, we asked whether HR would benefit from adopting a back-to-basics approach . Which is more important: sticking to the fundamentals (and doing them well), or gaining a positive reputation as a commercially savvy, board-worthy fun More...18 June 2013 11:45
Zero hours contracts are the subject of a fact-finding exercise by the Government amid concerns of their misuse by some employers, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) confirmed today.
BIS told Personnel Today that it aimed to More...13 June 2013 16:25
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
Barrister Paras Gorasia looks at how employers can improve the chances of a restrictive covenant being enforceable.
When and whether or not restrictive covenants are enforceable in an employment contract is an issue that continues to More...11 June 2013 16:17
June sees a number of employment law changes coming into force that will affect employers' policies and procedures. Employers must review and update their policies and procedures to ensure that they remain compliant. Personnel Today sets out three thing More...11 June 2013 16:07
The Government intends its new legislation to come into force in September, but many employers, workers and unions feel that trading shares for loss of employment protection is not a good idea, say solicitors Gillian Chapman (pictured above) and Mirit E More...10 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
Hayes (FC) v Willoughby This Supreme Court decision concerning a claim under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 was brought by one employee against another. It considers the scope of a potential defence to acts committed under the Act if an ind More...05 June 2013 11:57
Nearly 659,000 British construction workers could be at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), according to new estimates.
Box 1: Occupations most at risk of HAVS
Plant operatives: 42,210 people
Plant m More...05 June 2013 00:01
New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other sharps in healthcare came into effect last month.
The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations came into force on 11 May, with Northern Ireland introducing More...05 June 2013 00:01
Employers facing urgent and large-scale redundancy programmes often complain that their obligation to collectively consult under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) is impractical. Now, it seems, the courts are beginni More...03 June 2013 15:16
Following guidance from the Supreme Court, an employment tribunal has ruled that a law firm was justified in requiring its partners to step down at the age of 65. The decision concerned the case of a Leslie Seldon , a partner at a law firm More...03 June 2013 15:15
The introduction of fees for employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal will take place on 29 July 2013 according to an announcement by HM Courts & Tribunal Service. Subject to Parliamentary approval, this means that from this date, More...29 May 2013 14:49
A legal commentator has cast doubt on claims that retailers selling so-called "lads' mag" publications could find themselves facing sex discrimination claims. A letter published by the Guardian newspaper by a group of human rights and equality lawy More...28 May 2013 11:59
The UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Late Summer, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. But how much do you as an employer know about employment law More...23 May 2013 09:45
Kenny and others v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and others The claimants in this case are Ms Kenny and 13 other female civil servants employed to perform clerical duties for the Irish police force, the Garda. Between 2000 and 2005, t More...20 May 2013 15:52
A Christian telesales worker has told an employment tribunal that being required to lie to potential customers to make sales was against his beliefs. The tribunal heard how the claimant, who was employed at a telecommunications company, objected to b More...15 May 2013 12:43
The coalition Government has implemented a number of measures that have reduced individual employee rights. The qualifying service to bring an unfair dismissal claim has been increased from one year to two years. From this summer, claimants will al More...10 May 2013 08:52
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
A case involving the transfer of a council's agency staff has served as an important reminder to employers of their obligation to provide complete information to the workers' representatives during the consultation process, says solicitor Charles Wynn-E More...06 May 2013 00:01