Employment law

There are approximately 50,000 temporary healthcare posts in Madrid. Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock.

ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): an employer’s guide

7 Dec 2016

Despite Brexit, the UK will implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes into force on 25 May...

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Helena Rozman: The case confirms that if expatriate employees  show  a sufficiently strong connection to the UK, this might override the general understanding that the place of work determines which laws govern an employment relationship.

How do you decide if expatriate employees’ legal rights fall under UK or foreign law?

7 Dec 2016

The recent legal case of Jeffery v The British Council shows employers how to decide whether expatriate employees’ legal rights...

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
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Tribunal case shows a number of factors decide when TUPE applies

6 Dec 2016

In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the Employment Appeal Tribunal stressed the need to apply the...

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International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

6 Dec 2016

Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can “frontload” next year’s recruitment before April,...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

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Duty to make reasonable adjustments: five tips from case law

5 Dec 2016

The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is “reasonable”. But how can employers...

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Michelle Obama “ape” comment: how employers can deal with racist language

2 Dec 2016

An inflammatory and racist Facebook post that referred to Michelle Obama as an “ape” caused widespread outrage on social media....

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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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“Pawternity” leave? Time off work for pets and other leave of the future

1 Dec 2016

Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...

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Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

30 Nov 2016

The Taylor review on modern employment practices launches today to look into the impact of changes to the labour market....

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

30 Nov 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay: 2017/18 rates announced

28 Nov 2016

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

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Regulatory references: Improving culture in the financial services sector

24 Nov 2016

With widespread reforms impacting employers in the financial services industry, what obligations will they have on providing regulatory references?
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