Information & consultation


Government wins right to appeal Woolworths collective redundancies decision

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


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 to…

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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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Communicate benefits to undermine case for strikes, says CIPD

27 Jun 2011

Public sector employers can prevent escalating strike action by communicating the benefits of being employed in the sector, the Chartered…

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How much is workplace conflict costing UK companies?

17 Jan 2011

Recent news that the BBC paid out almost £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year has highlighted the tremendous…

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People Resolutions – Conflict Clinic UK Roadshow 2010

13 Jul 2010

It’s a fact that workplace conflict costs money, causes disruption, increases absence, reduces productivity and negatively impacts on employee engagement. …

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Strike ballot rules must be more strict to reduce walkouts, CBI insists

21 Jun 2010

The CBI has called for stricter balloting regulations to reduce the number of strikes.In its Making Britain the Place to…

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Friday podcast: the Election, BA cabin crew and World Cup plans at Tesco

7 May 2010

HR news and analysis, including:

The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways…

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Strike injunctions will become more common following BA and Network Rail court orders, experts say

12 Apr 2010

As unions prepare to stage a wave of strikes this year, are more employers likely to turn to the courts to secure injunctions against industrial action? Kat Baker finds out.

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Case of the week: Shanahan Engineering v Unite the union

6 Apr 2010

Shanahan Engineering v Unite the unionFactsIn 2007, Shanahan Engineering (Shanahan) won a contract for work on a power station being constructed…

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