Employment law

Shared parental leave is "no more complex" than maternity leave laws – Jo Swinson, minister for employment relations

Jo Swinson: shared parental leave “no more complex” than maternity leave

Shared parental leave, perhaps the most significant piece of employment law to be passed by the coalition Government, is upon...

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“Disappointing”: legal experts react to Lock holiday pay decision

27 Mar 2015

Employment lawyers have reacted to the long-awaited judgment published this week in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading....

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Holiday pay: tribunal decides to include commission

25 Mar 2015

The judgment in the important employment tribunal decision Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, which deals with the inclusion of...

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Jeremy Clarkson sacked by BBC

Jeremy Clarkson sacked by BBC

25 Mar 2015

The BBC has confirmed that it will not renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract. Tony Hall, the BBC director-general, released the following...

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Call for evidence launched on collective redundancy consultations in insolvency

24 Mar 2015

The Government has launched a public call for evidence into how collective redundancy consultation with employees works when a business...

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage would scrap "much of" the discrimination law in the UK. Photo: Joel Goodman/LNP/REX

Should discrimination laws be scrapped? Nigel Farage’s beliefs vs the legal facts

24 Mar 2015

Last week, Ukip said employers should be allowed to discriminate...

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Global employers with operations in Argentina will be aware of some of the more unusual legal requirements

Seven striking facts about employment law in Argentina

24 Mar 2015

Do employment contracts in Argentina need to be in writing? Are employees entitled to paid sick leave? How should employers...

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Employment status: director and shareholder was an employee

23 Mar 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, a Court of Appeal decision shows that employment status is fact dependent and the...

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The police force discriminated against a single-parent officer when it required her to work during the school holidays.

Tribunal watch: Sex discrimination against flexible working single parent

23 Mar 2015

An employment tribunal has held that Greater Manchester Police committed sex discrimination against a female police officer when it amended...

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Only 14% of small businesses fully support the introduction of shared parental leave

Small businesses unprepared for shared parental leave

20 Mar 2015

Many small businesses are unprepared for shared parental leave and do not expect their staff to want to take it,...

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Workers on agency contracts as often unaware of their rights. Photo: John Nguyen/Daily Mail/REX

Agency workers often unaware of rights, Acas research reveals

19 Mar 2015

Research published today has shown that agency workers are often unaware of their employment rights and are afraid of raising...

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Duty to make reasonable adjustments not triggered when no indication of return to work

19 Mar 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the duty to make reasonable adjustments was...

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Scotland is the only UK country not to have a bank holiday on Easter Monday. Photo: Woman's Weekly/REX

Bank Holidays: five things employers need to know

18 Mar 2015

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

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Are employment tribunal fees restricting access to justice? Photo: Alex Segre/REX

Employers split over impact of employment tribunal fees, says CIPD

17 Mar 2015

Employers are split as to whether or not the introduction of employment tribunal fees has been a good thing, according...

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Two-thirds of fathers open to taking shared parental leave

17 Mar 2015

Nearly two-thirds of fathers would consider discussing shared parental leave with their employer if they had children in the future,...

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