John Charlton


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EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

12 Jan 2017

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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Are ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claims an easy route to employment tribunal wins?

5 Oct 2016

The number of employment tribunal claims for discrimination arising from disability appears to be rising. John Charlton looks at what...

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What is the HR role in disciplinary procedures after the Ramphal case?

7 Sep 2016

A recent case has caused uncertainty about the HR role in disciplinary procedures. HR should certainly not be judge, jury...

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Gender pay gap league tables: protect your company reputation

28 Apr 2016

Draft regulations to boost equal pay include plans for the Government to publish gender pay gap league tables naming and...

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National living wage: how to steer clear of problems

28 Jan 2016

With the national living wage set to be introduced on 1 April 2016, employers will need to plan carefully to...

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Collective redundancies: five things you should know

10 Dec 2015

There have been a slew of legal rulings related to collective redundancies in 2015, dealing with issues including the meaning...

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Gender pay gap reporting: how to prepare for the regulations

4 Sep 2015

Will David Cameron’s call for compulsory gender pay gap (GPG) reporting lead to pay parity for this generation? John Charlton ...

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Would a British exit from the EU cut employment red tape?

1 Jul 2015

The Conservative victory in the general election means that there will be a referendum on a British exit from the...

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Will tougher trade union laws curb strike action?

7 Apr 2015

Public-sector stoppages have prompted the Conservatives to propose reforms that they think would curb strike action. But will these reforms...

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Discipline and grievances: what should be in a revised Acas code?

4 Feb 2015

Business secretary Vince Cable has ordered a review of the Acas Code on managing discipline and grievances at work. So...

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What are employers’ options as they await major rulings on holiday pay?

30 Sep 2014

A number of important cases on holiday pay entitlement are going through the courts, and the outcomes could leave employers...

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How corporate social responsibility switched focus towards L&D

9 Apr 2014

With youth unemployment still high, John Charlton looks at how corporate responsibility is tackling skills shortages and boosting reputation.

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Do the TUPE 2014 changes cut red tape for employers?

7 Apr 2014

John Charlton looks at the recently amended Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations 2006 and asks whether or...

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Shared parental leave plans leave unanswered questions

24 Feb 2014

After a long wait, the shared parental leave proposals are about to become law. Yet take-up by new fathers is...

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What the Usdaw v Woolworths redundancy consultation case means for employers

29 Jul 2013

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling on what constitutes “one establishment” when making 20 or more redundancies is being seen...

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