Employment law

Fathers have new rights to antenatal appointments from today. Photo: REX/Monkey Business Images

Top 10 HR questions in September 2014: Antenatal appointments and shared parental leave

A new right for fathers and partners to take time off to attend antenatal appointments came in on 1 October...

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New rules for army reservists from October 2014 are a mixed bag for employers

1 Oct 2014

Times are changing for employers of members of the reserve forces from 1 October 2014. The Territorial Army is no...

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What are employers’ options as they await major rulings on holiday pay?

30 Sep 2014

A number of important cases on holiday pay entitlement are going through the courts, and the outcomes could leave employers...

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Tribunal watch: Dismissal for “liking” Facebook post about hitting boss

29 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded £32,000 to an employee who was unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment about his...

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Does an unlimited holiday policy equal an unlimited headache?

26 Sep 2014

Despite the fanfare about flexible working and trusting people to produce results on their own terms, how organisations dole out...

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Does the costly BBC case shed light on when to settle tribunal claims?

24 Sep 2014

A recent tribunal where the former BBC technology chief was found to be unfairly dismissed ended up costing the corporation...

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NHS trust had no contractual right to increase disciplinary sanction on appeal

23 Sep 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Court of Appeal held that an employer does not have the right to...

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Tribunal watch: Former Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress designer wins £8,000 for unfair dismissal

22 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress designer more than £8,000 in compensation from her former...

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Four employment law changes in October 2014

Four employment law changes in October 2014

22 Sep 2014

There has been a raft of employment law changes for HR to get to grips with already this year, including...

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Unison given go-ahead for new judicial review into employment tribunal fees

18 Sep 2014

The Lord Chancellor has given Unison the green light to launch a judicial review...

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Antenatal rights for fathers 2014

Antenatal rights for fathers begin 1 October 2014: are you ready?

17 Sep 2014

October sees the introduction of brand new antenatal rights for fathers to take time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to see a midwife or...

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Tribunal watch: £10,000 award for underpaid agency worker

15 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a temporary agency worker over £10,000 after she was not paid the same after 12...

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Tribunal claims remain dramatically down for third consecutive quarter

11 Sep 2014

Employment tribunal receipts continue to record a dramatic year-on-year decline, according to the latest round of quarterly statistics from the...

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Scottish referendum: what would a “yes” vote mean for employment law in Scotland?

10 Sep 2014

With not long to go until the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September, attention remains focused on currency, economics and...

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Labour government would scrap “unfair” employment tribunal system

9 Sep 2014

A Labour government would completely reform the employment tribunal system the party has announced.
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