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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013, making it the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and opening the door for a number of employment law changes.
The new Act will bring about key changes to employ More...26 April 2013 16:01
The decision by the House of Lords to approve the "shares-for-rights" clause in the Government's Growth and Infrastructure Bill has been criticised by employment law commentators, despite the inclusion of a number of concessions.
The clause, which m More...25 April 2013 15:54
Finally, after twice rejecting the Government's legislation introducing the new employee-shareholder status, the House of Lords voted through the proposals on 24 April 2013. This new employment status could come into force, as intended by the Government More...25 April 2013 15:20
Employment minister Jo Swinson has referred 100 employers accused of flouting national minimum wage legislation - by hiring "free interns" - to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Campaign group Intern Aware, which described unpaid internships as More...15 April 2013 12:22
The Apprentice winner Stella English has lost her high-profile unfair dismissal case against Lord Sugar's Amshold Group.
The 2010 winner of the BBC show had claimed unfair constructive dismissal against Amshold, telling the tribunal she was treate More...12 April 2013 15:54
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
With an increasing number of British adults classed as overweight or obese, the issue of whether or not obesity can be classed as a disability is a thorny issue employment law cannot avoid dealing with, says lawyer Sheila Fahy. When asked last year t More...08 April 2013 13:57