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Misconduct warning letters: what to include

Employers often fail to give guidelines to staff on what to include in an oral or written disciplinary warning letter....

Uber is revolutionising taxi travel in London, but are its drivers workers or contractors? Photo: Alex Segre/REX/Shutterstock

Uber and out? The rise and potential fall of the gig economy

28 Jul 2016

Do you engage employees, workers or self-employed contractors? Adam Grant and David Israel look at the rise of the gig...

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Harnessing the gig economy could solve skills shortages

28 Jul 2016

The legal status of workers in the gig economy must be clarified so that businesses and individuals can thrive, according...

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Nine in 10 would choose employer that offered flexible working

28 Jul 2016

If your business does not offer flexible working options, your best employees may look to move to an employer that...

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Gibbs v Leeds United: £330k for football club’s breach of contract

26 Jul 2016

The High Court held that the presence of commercial exit discussions between a football club and an assistant manager during...

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Employee notice periods: take part in our survey

25 Jul 2016

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on employee notice periods, focusing on resignations outside the probationary period.
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Public sector: English language requirement code of practice published

22 Jul 2016

The Government has published a draft code of practice to help public-sector employers prepare for the requirement for customer-facing workers...

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Sports Direct’s business model treats workers like commodities and “without dignity”

22 Jul 2016

Sports Direct is founded on a business model that enables the majority of workers to be treated “without dignity or...

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Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

21 Jul 2016

Your annual summer round-up of the most important employment law cases 2016 has seen so far, and those still to come…

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Legal Q&A: Can employees carry over annual leave?

20 Jul 2016

Employers often face the thorny issue of whether or not employees can carry over annual leave into the next leave...

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

18 Jul 2016

With temperatures set to hit the high 20-degrees this week, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...

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Large costs award: claimants secretly recorded employer’s legal advice

18 Jul 2016

An employment tribunal threw out four claimants’ cases and ordered them to pay a total of £69,484 in costs after ...

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Brexit secretary vows no change to employment law

14 Jul 2016

The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis has given a strong indication that existing employment law would...

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Employers cannot ban Muslim headscarves, says Advocate General

13 Jul 2016

An employer cannot have a blanket ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf...

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Lock holiday pay case heard at Court of Appeal

13 Jul 2016

Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd, the highly anticipated case on including commission payments in holiday pay calculations,...

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