Employment law


Legal update 2015-2016: An A to Z of changes for employers (webinar)

From anti-slavery statements to zero-hours contracts, XpertHR’s next webinar guides employers through the big changes in employment law and some...

The Modern Slavery Act comes into force this month

Top 10 HR questions September 2015: Modern slavery statements

5 Oct 2015

Modern slavery statements were the subject of the most popular FAQ in September in our monthly round up of the...

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Grandparents to receive shared parental leave and pay from 2018

5 Oct 2015

Grandparents will be able to take shared parental leave under plans announced yesterday at the Conservative party conference.
The announcement...

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Home truths: homeworkers and the law

2 Oct 2015

Working from home can have many benefits, as long as employers amend the standard employment contract and take care of ...

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Restrictive covenant review as the job market recovers

1 Oct 2015

Employers that have not updated restrictive covenants in their employment contracts should do so as the jobs market improves, and...

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Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist

30 Sep 2015

Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2015 is certainly no different. While the Government’s proposals to toughen the...

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Young adults win age discrimination claims over unfair criticism

29 Sep 2015

Two young sisters suffered age discrimination after their employer subjected them to aggressive and unfair criticism, an employment tribunal has...

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Pimlico Plumbers owner Charlie Mullins says he will not comply with the ECJ ruling even if the company instructed to. Photo: Pimlico Plumbers

Mobile workers’ working time: “Unworkable, illogical and open to abuse”

28 Sep 2015

Employers are just starting to get to grips with the recent ECJ ruling that travel to...

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Caste discrimination: servant awarded £184,000 for unpaid wages

23 Sep 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded a domestic servant who brought one of the UK’s first claims for caste discrimination £184,000...

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Contractual notice periods range from one week to six months. Two thirds of organisations use a one month notice period for at least one group of employees; 42% have a three-month notice period. Source: XpertHR Managing employee departures survey

Notice periods: 10 employers’ questions on UK law

23 Sep 2015

What do employers need to know about notice periods on the termination of employment? Ashok Kanani answers the top 10...

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Unfair dismissal on health and safety grounds of long-serving employee

22 Sep 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Court of Appeal considered the familiar question of when an employment tribunal can...

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The employee was found to have been making public appearances as a medium, while on sick leave from work. (Stock photo)

MoD dismissal of sick worker who appeared as medium judged fair

21 Sep 2015

A Ministry of Defence (MoD) employee was fairly dismissed for making public appearances as a medium while on sick leave,...

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Public-sector redundancy pay to be capped at £95,000

18 Sep 2015

The cap on redundancy pay for public-sector workers will be set at £95,000, the Government has confirmed.
The proposal to...

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Eight important facts about employment law in Austria

16 Sep 2015

Austria offers its citizens some of the most generous holiday entitlements in the world, with some staff entitled to as...

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How will proposed changes affect tax free termination payments?

How could changes to tax-free termination payments affect employers?

15 Sep 2015

As part of the Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to change the tax treatment of termination payments and the...

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