Employment law

Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm's redundancy consultation failures. Photo: REX/TS/Keystone USA

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

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


Government estimates of shared parental leave take-up too low

20 Nov 2014

Almost two-thirds of men and women would be interested in taking up new rights to shared parental leave – a...

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Five ways to get outplacement right for employees

18 Nov 2014

After years of economic downturn, redundancy has become part of our business tapestry. Emily Crispin, client manager at the career...

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Tribunal watch: Disability harassment against West Yorkshire Police for 'doolally' remark

Tribunal watch: Disability harassment against West Yorkshire Police for “doolally” remark

17 Nov 2014

An employment tribunal has found that a sergeant’s comments to a police officer returning to work after a stress-related absence...

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Can you stop employees taking discontinuous shared parental leave?

Chopping and changing: discontinuous shared parental leave demystified

17 Nov 2014

Confusion remains as to how employers should tackle the prospect of parents stopping and starting their shared parental leave. Can...

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Tribunal costs

Employment tribunal costs: party’s insurance cover not a relevant consideration

12 Nov 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, when an employment tribunal is considering whether...

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Shared parental leave policy - 10 steps

Shared parental leave policy: 10 steps for employers

11 Nov 2014

The much-heralded introduction of shared parental leave means that employers must formulate a new procedure to enable mothers to end...

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Rita Gunther McGrath speaking at the CIPD conference last week

CIPD Manchester 2014: changing perspectives

10 Nov 2014

Key lessons for employers to take away from last week's CIPD annual conference in Manchester highlighted by Martin Couzins...

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Working time union meetings

Tribunal watch: Trade union meetings do not count as ‘working time’

10 Nov 2014

Is an employer breaking the law if a worker’s attendance at a trade union meeting means that the worker does...

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Holiday pay and overtime: the EAT decision examined

Holiday pay and overtime: the EAT decision examined

6 Nov 2014

Consultant editor Darren Newman discusses the ruling on holiday pay and overtime in Bear Scotland v Fulton and another. While...

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Flexible working: one employee in three wants to change the way they work

5 Nov 2014

Only a quarter of people feel that work is central to their lives, and around one-third would like to make...

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Overtime should be included in holiday pay, rules EAT

4 Nov 2014

Employers will have to review their overtime provision after a landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that overtime...

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Tribunal watch: Sports Direct settles zero hours contract claim

3 Nov 2014

Sports Direct’s policy of using zero hours contracts widely among its workforce was due to be challenged in an employment...

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TUPE service provision change: manager not part of organised grouping of employees

TUPE service provision change: tribunal’s reasoning flawed on assigning manager to organised grouping of employees

29 Oct 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an employment tribunal’s judgment was flawed when...

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Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. Photo: REX/ZUMA

Returning public-sector executives to have to repay redundancy sums

28 Oct 2014

Highly paid public-sector executives who receive redundancy payments only to return to work within a year will need to repay...

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