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Changing terms and conditions: when a variation clause is not enough

Changing employees’ terms and conditions of employment has never been an HR professional’s easiest task. Georgina Rowley looks at three...

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Advocate General recommends reversal of Woolworths collective redundancy decision

5 Feb 2015

Employers may not be bound by costly redundancy rules.

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Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm’s redundancy consultation failures

24 Nov 2014

A Northern Ireland tribunal has found that staff who were made redundant at Canadian firm Nortel are entitled to payments...

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Top 10 HR questions in August 2014: enhanced paternity pay, fixed-term contracts and TUPE

Top 10 HR questions in August 2014: enhanced parental pay, fixed-term contracts and TUPE

3 Sep 2014

If an employer pays enhanced maternity pay, must it also enhance pay to employees on shared parental leave? This seems...

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Tribunal watch: University of Manchester unfairly dismissed former Big Brother psychologist

29 Aug 2014

An employment tribunal has ruled that a former Big Brother professor was unfairly dismissed for a first offence after he...

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What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

21 May 2014

Employers that operate internationally need to be aware of their legal responsibilities in different countries. Alain-Christian Monkam examines the important...

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Top 10 HR questions in April 2014

1 May 2014

Employers’ questions on the Acas early conciliation process, which was introduced on 6 April 2014, were the most popular FAQs...

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Government wins right to appeal Woolworths collective redundancies decision

13 Sep 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been granted permission to appeal this summer’s judgment by the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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Failure to inform and consult on redundancies while insolvent

28 Aug 2013

AEI Cables Ltd v GMB and othersIn DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the...

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Loosely drafted collective agreement did not allow lower pay increase

18 Jun 2013

Anderson and others v London Fire & Emergency Planning AuthorityIn DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Court of Appeal...

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Legal opinion: Redundancy consultation under the threat of insolvency

3 Jun 2013

Employers facing urgent and large-scale redundancy programmes often complain that their obligation to collectively consult under the Trade Union and...

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Redundancy consultations: a 60-minute guide for employers (webinar)

3 May 2013

Wednesday 8 May 2013, 2:00pm BST.
The law recognises that redundancies will cause employees great distress and accordingly requires employers...

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6 April collective redundancy reforms: why three little words mean huge confusion – Update

5 Apr 2013

Important changes to the law on collective redundancy consultation come into force on 6 April 2013 – or do they?...

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2013 employment law changes: 10 things employers need to know

2 Jan 2013

Every year brings with it some important new legislation for employers to negotiate. Whether related to employment tribunals, employee-shareholder contracts,...

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Collective redundancy reforms announced by Government

21 Jun 2012

Norman Lamb, the employment relations minister, has today announced the Government’s proposals to reform the rules for consulting staff about...

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