Employment law


Final Shared Parental Leave Regulations published

Just days before they are due to come into force, the final Shared Parental Leave Regulations have today been published...

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

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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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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Do employment tribunal fees lead to more contentious claims?

14 Nov 2014

Tribunal fees were meant to spell the death knell for vexatious employment claims by ensuring that only claims with serious...

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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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