Employment law

Acas publishes coronavirus advice for employers

19 Feb 2020

Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have...

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On the case: reasonable adjustments and tribunal proceedings

19 Feb 2020

Employers should be well aware of their obligations to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees or job candidates. But what...

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Shared parental pay case refused Supreme Court appeal

18 Feb 2020

A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...

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Secretary who resigned because of discrimination was constructively dismissed

18 Feb 2020

A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...

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Society launches veganism guidance for employers

18 Feb 2020

Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism qualifies as a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act,...

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Six essential GDPR steps for HR – Download the e-book now

17 Feb 2020

PROMOTED | As the gatekeepers and processors of employees’ personal data, HR teams have a critical role to play in an organisation’s GDPR strategy.

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Supreme Court to hear ‘unlawful inducements’ appeal

17 Feb 2020

The Supreme Court will consider whether an automotive parts firm made “unlawful inducements” when it bypassed a trade union and...

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M&S to close distribution centres with hundreds of job losses

17 Feb 2020

Depots in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to go and landlords warned about possible further store closures.

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Fall in visa applications triggers skills warning for private sector

17 Feb 2020

Business consultancy warns of skills shortfall as number of visa applications from non-EU skilled workers has fallen.

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Prime minister sets date for points-based immigration system

14 Feb 2020

Downing Street has announced that the new points-based immigration system will be implemented from 1 January 2021.

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Lawyer rejected because he was ‘expensive’ was discriminated against

13 Feb 2020

The decision to deny an experienced lawyer a job because he was considered...

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Pay can be deducted for smoking and coffee breaks, Spanish court rules

13 Feb 2020

Companies in Spain can make wage deductions for employees who take coffee or smoking breaks during working hours, the country’s...

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Prepare for surge in shared parental leave requests, law firm urges

12 Feb 2020

Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave – a...

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Supreme Court hears minimum wage ‘sleep-in’ cases

12 Feb 2020

In a landmark case for the care sector, the Supreme Court today hears two cases on the national minimum wage...

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IR35 will force out half of contractor workforce

12 Feb 2020

Half of contractors plan to leave clients in the next eight weeks thanks to changes to the IR35 ‘off-payroll’ rules...

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