Ashok Kanani

Ashok Kanani

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

6 Dec 2017

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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Ramadan in the workplace: top tips for employers

24 May 2017

For many Muslims, Ramadan is a period of religious observance, which includes fasting from sunrise to sunset. Ashok Kanani provides...

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Seven facts about employment law in China

27 Jan 2017

What is the Chinese statutory public holiday entitlement for employees? Do employers have to pay a premium for working during...

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Disciplinary procedures: three case law lessons for employers

22 Nov 2016

What is the role of HR in the disciplinary process? To what extent can an employer use its appeal process...

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Brexit: what’s the legal position if employees must relocate?

16 Nov 2016

Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers...

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How worker representatives on boards might affect employers

13 Jul 2016

Theresa May, the UK’s incoming Prime Minister, this week vowed to put worker representatives on boards of major companies. What...

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Holiday requests: three practical scenarios for HR

20 Jun 2016

When can an employer turn down a holiday request? Can an employee who has recently started work take annual leave?...

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Legal representation at disciplinary hearings: when is there a right?

20 Apr 2016

There is no statutory right for a worker to be accompanied by a legal representative at a disciplinary hearing. However,...

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National living wage: three practical scenarios for employers

29 Mar 2016

The national living wage comes into effect on 1 April 2016. How well prepared is your organisation for applying rate...

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Contractual notice periods range from one week to six months. Two thirds of organisations use a one month notice period for at least one group of employees; 42% have a three-month notice period. Source: XpertHR Managing employee departures survey

Notice periods: 10 employers’ questions on UK law

23 Sep 2015

What do employers need to know about notice periods on the termination of employment? Ashok Kanani answers the top 10...

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How employers can take positive action to increase workforce diversity

26 Aug 2015

To what extent can employers take positive action in recruitment or promotion to increase workforce diversity? Ashok Kanani reviews the...

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Nadia Eweida, the British Airways employee who took her religious discriminationcase to Europe. Photo: Ken McKay/REX

Religious discrimination: seven religion and belief questions in the workplace

2 Apr 2015

Ashok Kanani reviews recent case law on religion and belief and answers seven...

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Scotland Yard released photos of three men for alleged involvement in racist abuse on the Paris Metro. Photo: REX

Misconduct outside the workplace: five key employment cases

24 Feb 2015

The recent allegations against a group of Chelsea supporters highlight how employee misconduct outside the workplace can cause difficulties for...

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