A pioneering staff-sharing scheme aimed at preventing redundancies in the video games industry could cause an administrative headache for HR if not managed properly, experts have warned.
Game developers association Tiga, which is launching the proj More...19 June 2009 09:21
The government is encouraging employers to offer internships to youngsters . Beware - it's a legal minefield, writes Laura Nadel.
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Employers are still unsure whether staff can accrue holiday pay while they are on sick leave. A hearing on a long-running case took place in the House of Lords yesterday but the judgment will not emerge for at least six to eight weeks, a spokesper More...01 May 2009 15:27
Swine flu is here in the UK , and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.
There were three flu pandemics in the 20th century : in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Up to a quarter of the UK po More...01 May 2009 12:46
A long-running case concerning whether staff can accrue holiday pay while on sick leave will be heard in the House of Lords tomorrow. In Stringer v HMRC, former employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have brought claims against the de More...29 April 2009 11:43
More than 200 staff working for 16 faith schools in Brighton and Hove have been excluded from payouts made to their equivalents at non-faith schools. Brighton and Hove City Council is working to redress an historical imbalance in the amount paid to More...06 April 2009 12:18
The Ministry of Defence has admitted that sex offenders who are not jailed can serve in the armed forces. An MoD spokesman said that military personnel who are placed on the Sex Offenders Register but do not receive a custodial sentence may keep thei More...06 April 2009 12:02
A raft of new employment law regulations have come into force, affecting employers and employees alike.
These include the repeal of the statutory dispute resolution procedures, the debut of the new Acas code , the extension of the right to request More...06 April 2009 10:21
Severance pay for civil servants will be drastically cut by August in an attempt to modernise terms and save £500m.
Prime minister Gordon Brown revealed on Tuesday that redundancy packages will be cut from up to three years' pay to as little as 2 More...02 April 2009 09:48
Equal pay law should be radically reformed to prevent costly tribunal cases and encourage employers to take a proactive approach to the gender pay gap, according to the equalities body.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today claim More...16 March 2009 09:42
Acas's new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on 6 April 2009. But does it herald a more benign era in employment relations?
Update: This l More...10 March 2009 17:13
Two inventors shared compensation of £1.5m after a recent High Court ruling recognised their roles in inventing a patented health care product.
Dotors James Kelly and Kwok Wai Chiu were awarded £1m and £500,000 respectively in compensation aga More...10 March 2009 16:32
An estimated 800 cases are awaiting the final Heyday decision on whether employers can lawfully force people to retire at the age of 65, but they will have to wait a little longer than next Thursday, according to an employment lawyer. Selwyn Bly More...26 February 2009 15:04
Legal Q&Aagency workers Huw Cooke, associate, Burges Salmon With More...24 February 2009 11:09
Discretionary bonuses should be paid by Boots
Small and others v (1) Boots Company plc (2) Boots UK Ltd
FACTS Mr C Small and other warehousemen were employed by Boots in two warehouses near Nottingham. The claimants employed in one warehou More...18 February 2009 09:18
A coalition of employer groups, unions and legal experts has presented recommendations to the government on how to best implement the controversial Agency Workers Directive (AWD).
T he Agency Work Commission made up of representatives from the More...13 February 2009 09:44
The recent oil refinery strike highlights key points about EU workers' rights.
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The EAT has provided guidance on when an employee may take time off to care for a dependant under section 57A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA). Using the relevant legal language from the ERA in speech marks, this case focused on a situation where More...01 February 2009 00:00
In R v Porter', the Court of Appeal allows an appeal by the headmaster of a private school against his conviction under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for breach of his duty under s.3 to ensure (so far as is reasonably practicable) that non-em More...04 December 2008 16:14
Employers will be able to 'self-certify' that their pension scheme meets expected standards when new minimum levels of saving come in to force from 2012. The government has announced new measures to be included in the Pensions Bill designed to eas More...06 November 2008 15:53