Employment law

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Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate...

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Religious festivals: five-week holiday rejection not discriminatory

14 Feb 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal’s rejection of a claim that a Roman Catholic was not discriminated against...

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Businesses are using self-employment laws to avoid tax, says Matthew Taylor

14 Feb 2017

Matthew Taylor, the head of Theresa May’s independent review of modern employment practices, has said that businesses are using self-employment...

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Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

14 Feb 2017

Reports have suggested that RBS, majority-owned by the taxpayer, will shell out some £340 million in staff bonuses this year,...

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Four key actions to tackle a gender pay gap

14 Feb 2017

New rules on gender pay gap reporting simply compel employers to publish details of their pay gap on an annual...

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Court of Appeal: “self-employed” plumber has worker rights

10 Feb 2017

A plumber who signed an agreement with his company suggesting that he was self-employed was in fact entitled to some...

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Valentine’s Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

10 Feb 2017

Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out...

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Employment tribunal decisions now online

9 Feb 2017

A new webpage listing employment tribunal decisions has been launched on the gov.uk website.
The webpage allows the public to...

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Co-habiting unmarried partner wins pensions case

8 Feb 2017

Unmarried partners of occupational pension scheme members should be eligible for survivor pension benefits, regardless of whether or not they...

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Unpaid tribunal awards: enforcement officers recover thousands

8 Feb 2017

Enforcement officers have recovered thousands of pounds from employers that have not coughed up after losing an employment tribunal, according...

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Restaurant and pub waiters in insecure work has risen 128% in five years, according to the TUCPT-VS/ScottishViewpoint/REX/Shutterstock

Insecure work up 27% in five years says TUC

7 Feb 2017

The number of people working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights has grown by 660,000 (27%) over the past...

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Why the UK needs to switch on to the agility mindset

7 Feb 2017

New research by the Agile Future Forum (AFF) published last week shows that more flexible models of work will be...

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Employment and immigration included in Brexit White Paper

2 Feb 2017

The Government’s Brexit White Paper reiterates the importance of providing certainty on the immigration status of EU workers already based...

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Top 10 HR questions January 2017: Apprenticeship funding model

2 Feb 2017

From April 2017, employers with a paybill of more than £3 million will be required to pay the apprenticeship levy....

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A19 police retirements not age discrimination – Court of Appeal

2 Feb 2017

The Court of Appeal has ruled that police forces’ use of Regulation A19, which required police officers with more than...

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