Employment law

Spring bank holiday became statutory in 1971 after a trial period in the late-1960s

Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

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

What FAQs did HR tune into last month?

Top 10 HR questions in April 2015: TUPE

1 May 2015

Employers often want to harmonise terms and conditions if they inherit employees as a result of a TUPE transfer. Are...

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A TUPE service provision change can apply to transfers to more than one firm

1 May 2015

Application of a TUPE service provision change transfer depends on whether or not activities on behalf of a client cease...

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Global HR: five key issues when harmonising employment law

30 Apr 2015

As organisations expand internationally, they should consider how employment law across different jurisdictions is a key part of global HR...

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ECJ’s clarification of “establishment” in redundancy consultations is good news for employers

30 Apr 2015

A decision has finally been reached in the long-running Woolworths redundancy...

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How employers can protect confidential information

29 Apr 2015

Recent statistics have indicated a rise in the number of attempts by employees or former employees to misappropriate an employer’s...

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Philosophical belief under Equality Act can include left-wing beliefs

29 Apr 2015

In this case report from Trowers & Hamlins, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not an employee who...

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Is the holiday pay reference period 12 weeks?

Has the holiday pay reference period been decided by Lock v British Gas?

28 Apr 2015

If commission should be included in holiday pay, what reference period should be used to calculate how much an employee...

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Tribunal watch: Intensive training requirement led to sex discrimination judgment

27 Apr 2015

An employment tribunal has held that a female police officer who was required to attend an intensive firearms training course...

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TUPE myths shattered

TUPE transfers: four myths shattered

24 Apr 2015

As the number of questions posed by listeners to XpertHR’s recent TUPE webinar shows, TUPE can confuse the most seasoned...

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Election 2015: Employment tribunal fees come under scrutiny

22 Apr 2015

A dramatic reduction in employment tribunal claims since the introduction of fees has led to calls for reform from opposition...

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Shared parental leave and overseas adoption: what are the key differences with UK adoptions?

Shared parental leave and overseas adoption: five key differences

22 Apr 2015

Many employers will now have their procedures in place to deal with shared parental leave in a birth situation, and...

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HR can change the face of public spending, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

21 Apr 2015

Jonathan Isaby, CEO of the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), wants to see an end to excessive public-sector payoffs. HR can deliver...

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Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson. Photo: Bruce Adams / Associated Newspapers/REX

Tribunal watch: EAT upholds “reverse zero hours” decision in Liverpool mayor case

20 Apr 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a decision limiting unfair dismissal compensation paid to the mayor of Liverpool, whose...

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George Osborne announcing Shares for Rights in 2012. Photo: Bruce Adams / Daily Mail / REX

Could election spell the end for Shares for Rights?

17 Apr 2015

Chris Tutton looks at how the coalition Government’s controversial Shares for Rights scheme has been used since its introduction, and...

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