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Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We can advise you of significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. As always, we will be focused on how the law will affect your workplace in practice, so that you can be best equipped to deal with any changes.

Absolute Discretion - or is it?

Absolute Discretion - or is it?

27 June 2016 by Peter Stevens

Where employers offer their employees a bonus or commission scheme, they frequently state in the contract of employment that any payment is entirely at the employer’s discretion. Obviously, on the face of it, this gives employers an enormous amount of freedom in deciding whether to pay bonuses or commission, and if so, how much.... read more »

Subject access requests – what do we have to disclose?

Subject access requests – what do we have to disclose?

27 June 2016 by Anna Rabone

Subject access requests are requests made by individuals under the Data Protection Act 1998 to see copies of any data held about them. The main purpose of subject access rights is to enable an individual to check whether their data is being processed unlawfully, in a way which infringes their privacy. Often in... read more »

Great Expectations: working late and disability discrimination

Great Expectations: working late and disability discrimination

27 June 2016 by Marianne Wright

The Equality Act 2010 imposes a duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments in certain circumstances, including where a “provision, criterion or practice” (PCP) puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared with those who are not disabled. A PCP can include formal or informal policies, rules, practices, arrangements and even one-off... read more »

Gender reassignment – are you up to date?

Gender reassignment – are you up to date?

27 June 2016 by Nicola Brown

A recent case in Jersey has highlighted the fact that all employers need to be aware of the legal issues around gender reassignment. Some employers tend to believe that it isn’t something they need to think about. Although at present there are no official estimates of the size of the trans population, a 2009... read more »

Regular voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay

Regular voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay

27 May 2016 by Anna Rabone

Issues around holiday pay have proved to be a hot topic in employment law for a number of years now, and they do not seem to be going away any time soon. In 2010 and 2011 we had the rulings around employees on long-term sickness absence receiving pay for their holiday entitlement (see... read more »

Staff Handbooks: to be or not to be contractual?

Staff Handbooks: to be or not to be contractual?

27 May 2016 by Marianne Wright

In the recent case of Department for Transport v Sparks and others (2016) the crux of the matter was whether specific terms in a staff handbook (relating to absence management and the ‘trigger point’ at which disciplinary procedures would be invoked) were contractual or non contractual. The Department for Transport (DfT) had,... read more »

Home Working – will it work for your staff?

Home Working – will it work for your staff?

27 May 2016 by Peter Stevens

Recent figures from the TUC report that in 2015 over 1.5 million employees usually worked from home. This is an increase of nearly 20% over the preceding 10 years. So why is homeworking so popular? From the employee’s perspective, the main attraction is usually the lack of travel time and expense, and frequently the... read more »

Dressed for success? What employers need to know about dress codes

27 May 2016 by Nicola Brown

This month, following the recent controversy about women being required to wear high heels at work, I take an in-depth look at dress codes in the workplace and the legal issues employers need to be aware of. We hope you find the video useful, and would be really grateful... read more »

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