Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson

About Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson is a principal employment law editor at XpertHR. His areas of responsibility include the policies and documents and law reports. After obtaining a law degree and training to be a solicitor, he moved into publishing, initially with Butterworths. He joined XpertHR in its early days in 2001.

April 2021 employment law changes: five things for HR to do

6 Apr 2021

An annual update on the changes to employment law that are happening in April 2021 – IR35, national living wage, statutory pay rates...

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Employment law in limbo: Key proposals to resurrect in 2021

4 Feb 2021

Many proposed employment law changes that the government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as...

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Five employment law cases that will shape 2021

13 Jan 2021

Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...

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Top 10 Covid-related claims employers could face in 2021

4 Dec 2020

The Government’s furlough scheme, large-scale redundancies, safe working concerns and the rise of flexible working will have a big impact...

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Ten years of the Equality Act 2010: key cases for employers

1 Oct 2020

Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...

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Writing a parental bereavement leave policy: a guide for HR

24 Feb 2020

Employers should be updating their policies and procedures to take account of the introduction of parental bereavement leave in April....

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

11 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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General election 2019: when politics and work mix

12 Nov 2019

How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in...

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Wearing a poppy in the workplace: myth or reality?

6 Nov 2019

Employers sometimes make the headlines over their policy on staff wearing a poppy in the workplace. We set out the...

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April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

18 Mar 2019

Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

30 Jan 2019

With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...

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Proposed requirement to publish family-friendly policies: implications for employers

22 Oct 2018

The government is exploring the possibility of a new law requiring employers with more than 250 employees to publish details...

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April 2018 employment law changes: Six key tasks for HR

26 Mar 2018

April is always a busy time of year for HR, with new and amended employment laws taking effect. In April 2018, large employers face their first gender pay...

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30 landmark employment law judgments

28 Feb 2018

Since its first issue on 9 February 1988, Personnel Today has reported on a staggering number of developments in employment...

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