Employment law

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Employing students: six tips for the new term

In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As...

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Racial harassment in the workplace: five key cases

23 Sep 2016

Ex-England and Spurs footballer Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to racially-aggravated abuse over a “joke” he made to a black...

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What the Great British Bake Off teaches us about retaining talent

22 Sep 2016

Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to...

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Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

21 Sep 2016

The end of September is a key cut-off point for large employers required to publish their first modern slavery statement.

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Writing a modern slavery statement

Writing a modern slavery statement: a guide for employers

21 Sep 2016

Large employers must publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year ending on or after 31 March 2016. The...

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Illegal working: when an employee loses the right to work in the UK

20 Sep 2016

An employer that discovers that an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, or that immigration...

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Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

15 Sep 2016

The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes.

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Sick leave: European court confirms holiday can be carried forward

13 Sep 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) reiterated that if sickness prevents a worker from taking annual leave, his or her...

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Workplace protected conversations shield cannot be waived

12 Sep 2016

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed the privilege that applies to protected conversations cannot...

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Hermes could be subject to HMRC investigation

12 Sep 2016

Business minister Margot James has asked HMRC to consider launching an investigation into pay and employment practices at courier company...

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Unions to shine light on “businesses that treat workers like animals”

12 Sep 2016

Frances O’Grady is to warn “greedy businesses that treat workers like animals” that they have no place to hide in...

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Zero hours contracts increase by one-fifth

8 Sep 2016

The number of people saying they work on a zero hours basis in their main job has increased by 21%, and nearly one third (31%) say they want more hours than they are currently given.

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Discrimination risks: requirement to speak English at work and dress codes

8 Sep 2016

The requirement to speak English at work and dress codes at work are policy areas where employers should tread carefully...

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Tribunal claim numbers continue downward trend

8 Sep 2016

The number of employment tribunal claims dropped slightly in the three months to June 2016, continuing the downward trend since...

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HR role in disciplinary procedures

What is the HR role in disciplinary procedures after the Ramphal case?

7 Sep 2016

A recent case has caused uncertainty about the HR role in disciplinary procedures. HR should certainly not be judge, jury...

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