Employment law

gender pay gap

Gender pay gap reporting: how to prepare for the regulations

Will David Cameron’s call for compulsory gender pay gap (GPG) reporting lead to pay parity for this generation? John Charlton ...

Heat of the moment dismissals.

Heat-of-the-moment dismissals: were these employees sacked or did they resign?

4 Sep 2015

What happens if a manager or small business owner gets into an argument with an employee, and ends up saying...

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Strike reforms: Turnout thresholds are the least of the unions’ problems

3 Sep 2015

Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the Trade Union Bill and explains why, as currently drafted, the Bill places more restrictions...

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TUPE

TUPE: A third party cannot dictate whether or not an employee is “assigned”

2 Sep 2015

A recent ruling in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gives clarity about when an employee is “assigned” to an employer...

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Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to abolish employment tribunal fees in Scotland. Photo: Alan Simpson/REX

Scottish Government pledges to scrap employment tribunal fees

2 Sep 2015

The Scottish Government has announced plans to scrap employment tribunal fees under powers set to be transferred from Westminster.
The...

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Use of zero hours contracts jumps by one-fifth

2 Sep 2015

The number of zero hours contracts used by employers has risen by one-fifth, according to the Office for National Statistics...

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The Notting Hill Carnival takes place on the August bank holiday. Photo: Georgie Gillard / Associated Newspapers/REX

Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

1 Sep 2015

The UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank...

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The NHS trust failed to make reasonable adjustments for an employee having cancer treatment

Disability discrimination: NHS discriminated against worker with cancer

1 Sep 2015

An NHS trust discriminated against an employee with cancer who attended a competitive interview during a redeployment exercise, an employment...

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How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

1 Sep 2015

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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Employment law changes October 2015: New smoking laws will affect company cars

Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist

1 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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Sunday trading

Sunday trading: how employers can avoid the pitfalls

28 Aug 2015

Following a consultation launched by the Government, will employers be able to lawfully compel staff to work additional hours? Lloyd...

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Caitlyn Jenner

Transgender employees: how to avoid discrimination

28 Aug 2015

Recent employment law cases highlight the risk of poor policies and practices relating to transgender employees. Meanwhile, celebrities such as...

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tribunal-fees

Unison loses third bid to overturn tribunal fees

26 Aug 2015

Unison has lost a further challenge in its bid to overturn the introduction of tribunal fees.
The Court of Appeal...

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positive-discrimination

How employers can take positive action to increase workforce diversity

26 Aug 2015

To what extent can employers take positive action in recruitment or promotion to increase workforce diversity? Ashok Kanani reviews the...

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Employers need to be wary of  heat-of-the-moment dismissals

Unfair dismissal: small business instantly dismissed employee during argument

24 Aug 2015

An employee was unfairly dismissed when he was told to “not bother coming back on Monday” during an argument with...

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