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2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

21 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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National minimum wage – don’t be that employer

23 Jun 2017

Even though the national minimum wage has been with us for over 18 years, and there has been a government...

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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Varying contracts of employment: what are the risks for employers?

10 Nov 2016

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has suggested that thousands of M&S staff could lose their jobs in the run up to...

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Illegal working: when an employee loses the right to work in the UK

20 Sep 2016

An employer that discovers that an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, or that immigration...

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Elaine voted leave because she felt the EU was too bureaucratic, but now her colleagues say she's racist

Brexit: four bullying and harassment scenarios

12 Jul 2016

The result of the EU referendum has revealed divisions between different age groups and education levels, with feelings running high...

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Employers’ guide to Euro 2016: six ways to avoid an own goal

24 May 2016

How to make Euro 2016 work for you: the employers' guide to managing absence, avoiding discrimination and maintaining productivity during this summer's football...

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Withdrawing job offers: employers should make it clear if conditions such as references or proof of qualifications need to be met

Withdrawing job offers: the risks and how to limit them

16 May 2016

Can you withdraw a job offer once it has been made? We look at the risks employers face if they...

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Probationary periods at work allow employers to focus on a new worker's conduct and performance

Probationary periods at work: complying with employment law

8 Apr 2016

Employers often require new employees to complete a probationary period before they will confirm them in post. However, just because...

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Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: five tips for recruitment

2 Mar 2016

Organisations that provide services for children and/or vulnerable adults can set out in a safeguarding policy how they recruit staff...

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A personality clash is a situation that could lead to a fair dismissal for some other substantial reason

What are “some other substantial reason” dismissals? (podcast)

25 Nov 2015

When can an employer rely on “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) to dismiss, for the dismissal to be fair?


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Contracts of employment cannot be changed unless both parties – the employer and the employee – agree.

Changing contracts of employment: nine key considerations for employers

3 Nov 2015

All employers sometimes need to change contracts of employment. An employee’s working patterns might not fit in with business needs,...

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Eight pensions basics for HR professionals

30 Jun 2015

The pensions auto-enrolment process may be well under way, but there are still a number of reforms due to take...

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Many employees take career breaks for an extended holiday. Photo: Galyna Andrushko

Career breaks and sabbaticals: six points for employers to consider

25 Jun 2015

Career breaks can be a useful tool in employee retention. However, there are areas of uncertainty associated with their use,...

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Three key facts about the ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts

5 Jun 2015

Zero hours contracts continue to be a newsworthy and contentious employment issue. At the end of last month, a change...

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