Employment law

Rachel Reeves

MPs urge ministers to speed up gig economy measures

MPs have accused the Government of being too slow to act on recommendations that would protect the rights of gig...

What does going into administration really mean for employees?

19 Apr 2018

With stories about company collapse in the headlines all too often, Kelly Tucker from HR Star looks at the practical...

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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in accordance with “at-will” agreement

16 Apr 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, has stepped down from his position following an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Accord...

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Mental health: legal pitfalls when dismissing workers with conditions

16 Apr 2018

There are many traps awaiting employers that dismiss a worker with a mental health issue. Gary Freer from Bryan Cave...

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Financial concerns put fathers off shared parental leave

13 Apr 2018

Financial barriers are preventing new fathers from taking shared parental leave, with half of prospective fathers admitting that they are...

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Father refused enhanced shared parental pay was not discriminated against, says EAT

11 Apr 2018

It is not discriminatory to refuse a new father enhanced pay while on shared parental leave where women are given...

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Save the Children investigated over handling of staff misconduct claims

11 Apr 2018

The charity Save the Children is being investigated by the Charity Commission over how it handled allegations of misconduct and...

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Workforce happiness weakened by overwork and lack of development

11 Apr 2018

Overall workforce happiness is being dragged down by a lack of training and development opportunities for lower-skilled workers and high...

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Disabled DWP employee was treated unfairly, tribunal rules

9 Apr 2018

A disabled Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employee has won £26,000 in compensation after an employment tribunal ruled he...

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How to maintain company culture in an era of flexible work

9 Apr 2018

If businesses are to accept the benefits of flexibility recommended by the Taylor Review, they need to be aware of...

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Cope with the countdown to GDPR

6 Apr 2018

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation coming in next month, occupational health practitioners need to be reviewing how they...

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Migration Advisory Committee recommendations: Do the claims stand up?

4 Apr 2018

Last month, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released its interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Karen...

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The top 10 questions March 2018: Holiday entitlement and GDPR requirements

4 Apr 2018

The Easter bank holidays inevitably raise questions for employers about employees’ entitlement to time off, pay or pay in lieu....

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Work hard, rest harder: should employers monitor rest time quality?

3 Apr 2018

Worried about Brexit squeezing UK productivity? One solution could be monitoring the quality of employees’ rest time, writes Paul Dickinson....

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Employment status: Time to review off-payroll arrangements

3 Apr 2018

With greater scrutiny of employment status by HMRC, employers need to look carefully at their off-payroll labour arrangements, argues Hilary...

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