Employment law

TUPE

TUPE: Protecting employers’ interests with post termination restrictions

Discussions around the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) often place the emphasis on transferring employees’ rights....

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Employment law in Chile: Seven interesting facts

2 Jul 2015

Chile is host to many multinational businesses, and has one of the highest rates of working hours in the world....

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Would a British exit from the EU cut employment red tape?

1 Jul 2015

The Conservative victory in the general election means that there will be a referendum on a British exit from the...

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Holiday pay: two-year backdating limit on claims submitted from 1 July 2015

30 Jun 2015

Employees bringing holiday pay claims at employment tribunals on or after 1 July 2015 will only be able to claim...

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Almost half of employers at risk by failing to review restrictive covenants

29 Jun 2015

Almost half of businesses have not done an audit of senior employees’ contracts in the past year, despite one in...

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Women on maternity leave must keep childcare voucher benefits

29 Jun 2015

It is discriminatory to make employees leave a childcare voucher scheme while on maternity leave, according to an employment tribunal....

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Holiday pay: voluntary overtime should be included, rules appeal court

26 Jun 2015

There is no reason in principle why voluntary overtime should not be included in holiday pay, according to an important...

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Career breaks and sabbaticals: six points for employers to consider

25 Jun 2015

Career breaks can be a useful tool in employee retention. However, there are areas of uncertainty associated with their use,...

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Live Q&A webinar: Managing dismissals

23 Jun 2015

This XpertHR live Q&A webinar will address the main legal and practical issues that arise when dismissing an employee.

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Tribunal watch: £406,000 for architect subjected to maternity discrimination

22 Jun 2015

Reports suggest that an employment tribunal has awarded £406,000 to an architect who was subjected to sexist bullying and marginalised...

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Unison tribunal fees appeal: still no firm judgment

18 Jun 2015

Unison's challenge to the introduction of fees in the employment tribunal continued last week in a two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal.

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Keeping employees safe in high-risk environments

18 Jun 2015

The ongoing threat of Ebola and terrorist attacks on journalists in the Middle East bring into focus the issues employers...

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Mobile workers’ first and last journeys count as working time

15 Jun 2015

Employers with large cohorts of itinerant workers, such as salespeople or mobile engineers, will be hoping that a forthcoming European...

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Tribunal watch: Dismissal for forwarding pension proposals a “monstrous overreaction”

15 Jun 2015

An employee who discovered a draft document about proposed changes to the pension scheme on his employer’s shared drive and...

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How to get the most out of good leaver/bad leaver provisions

12 Jun 2015

Kate Schmit and Nicholas Atkins look at the use of good leaver/bad leaver provisions to incentivise employees, and suggest that...

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