Wednesday 5 June 2013 2:00pm BST
Employers have to expect a certain amount of staff sickness absence and many implement initiatives to keep such leave to a minimum. However, when employees suffer from conditions that can mean many weeks or months More...17 May 2013 12:54
From 2014, the statutory procedure for considering flexible working requests will be replaced by a requirement on employers to deal with all requests "in a reasonable manner". Paul McMahon and Neale Tosh consider the draft Acas code, which has been prod More...08 May 2013 10:36
Onyango v Berkeley t/a Berkeley Solicitors
The claimant is a solicitor who worked for Berkeley Solicitors. Soon after leaving the firm, he wrote a letter to the employer about potentially bringing a claim. The following month, he also wro More...08 May 2013 10:23
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
The Government has indicated that employers may, in principle, be able to overrule a GP's advice in a fit note as to whether or not a person is potentially fit to return to work. The little-noticed change was incorporated into new guidance on the fi More...01 May 2013 00:01
NHS Employers has published guidance to help ensure that NHS compromise agreements are appropriately worded, following recent controversy surrounding the use of gagging clauses and the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
Produced by NHS Em More...22 April 2013 13:57
A list of the top 50 employers for women has been published, detailing the organisations that are making the most progress in workplace gender equality. The list, published by The Times and Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the More...19 April 2013 08:45
Almost half of employees (47%) say they feel threatened by leaders within their organisations, according to research published today. The research, by development consultancy Head Heart + Brain, found that poor leadership skills have led many employe More...18 April 2013 12:45
Apprenticeships are increasingly being presented as the solution to the UK's youth unemployment and skills shortfall, but is it really that simple? Emma Parry asks whether or not apprenticeships really are a cure for the nation's employment problems.
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Hill v Governing Body of Great Tey Primary School
A school assistant in a state primary school was found to be in breach of the school's confidentiality policy. She was suspended pending an investigation after she informed a parent that her child h More...10 April 2013 13:07
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
In the summer of 2013 we will see some important amendments to the legislation regulating protection for whistleblowers. Solicitor David Israel looks at the implications for employers and how to determine whether or not an employee's disclosure is prote More...04 April 2013 09:50
The BBC has made changes to its HR policy on bullying and harassment in the wake of its apology to the family of an employee who committed suicide following bullying accusations.
XpertHR FAQs on bullying and harassment
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Job seekers focus most on salary and workplace benefits when looking for a new role, with job security now only the third most important factor, according a survey published today. The research, conducted by recruiter Randstad, found that 18% of resp More...28 March 2013 00:01
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
This line manager briefing covers the basic rights of employees who become pregnant and take maternity leave. A second briefing Line manager briefing on maternity rights that apply in specific situations covers situations that may arise More...26 March 2013 00:01
Employers that follow good practice in maternity can improve the experience of pregnant employees and new mothers and encourage them to return to work following maternity leave. (See The business case for good practice in maternity ) More...26 March 2013 00:01
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Ensure that employees are not denied a pay rise that they would have received had they not been on maternity leave.
Make a clear decision as to the am More...26 March 2013 00:01
Summary Click on any of the hyperlinks to go to more detailed guidance below. Be aware that the maternity legislation provides that "reasonable contact" during maternity leave is permitted. Take into account that what is "reasonable" contac More...26 March 2013 00:00