Welcome to the large text version of website. If you are here by mistake please follow this link to return to the standard layout.
Welcome to the dyslexia friendly version of website. If you are here by mistake please follow this link to return to the standard layout.
Welcome to the Non Styling version of website. If you are here by mistake please follow this link to return to the standard layout.
News

News

Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We update you on significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. Our database of articles is fully searchable and covers nearly every employment law topic you can think of! Please use the search function (at the top right of the page) to find articles on the topics that interest you.

Tribunal tribulations - the latest reforms

31 October 2011 by Nicola Brown

As most of you will know from the news, Chancellor George Osborne announced some headline reforms on the law of unfair dismissal and the Employment Tribunal system at the recent Conservative Party Conference.  The two significant changes announced were the increase in the qualifying period of employment required to bring an unfair dismissal... read more »

Employment references - is being honest always fair?

31 October 2011 by Nicola Brown

This article originally appeared in People Management Online. References are a notoriously tricky area – if the comments are too positive, they risk claims from future employers, and if they are too negative, they risk claims from ex-employees. This is one reason why many employers have a policy of sticking to the... read more »

Who is an employee? The latest position

31 October 2011 by Nicola Brown

The question of who is an employee is one of the most fundamental issues in employment law.  Most employment rights, such as the right to minimum notice, the right to the National Minimum Wage, the right to claim unfair dismissal and the right to redundancy pay all require employment status.  It is therefore... read more »

How much can you ask employees about their retirement plans?

31 October 2011 by Nicola Brown

Question: We have an employee who is 64. About a year or so ago she was talking about retiring. She never gave us a definite date, and since then she seems to have stopped mentioning it. She is in a key role and we want to make succession plans, but we... read more »

Facebook and employer reputation – what is reasonable?

31 October 2011 by Nicola Brown

As social media such as Twitter and Facebook are becoming increasingly important in many people’s lives, it is not surprising that we are seeing an increase in employment cases involving employees’ actions on social media. Two recent Employment Tribunal decisions illustrate the importance of having a social media policy in place – but... read more »

Holidays during sickness - the latest position

8 September 2011 by Nicola Brown

For some years now it has been well established that an employee who is off work on long term sick leave is entitled to accrue their minimum holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (that is 28 days, inclusive of Bank Holidays for someone who works a 5 day week).  In practice, this... read more »

Does self-dismissal exist?

8 September 2011 by Nicola Brown

Many employers will have come across the situation where an employee ‘goes AWOL’. Despite attempts to contact them, you are unable to find out when or whether they are planning to return. Sooner or later you have to draw the conclusion that the employee will not be coming back. It is not unusual for an... read more »

When is suitable alternative employment unsuitable?

8 September 2011 by Nicola Brown

When faced with making people redundant, one of the obligations on an employer is to seek to find alternative employment for the employees affected.  Where an employer is able to offer suitable alternative employment and the employee unreasonably refuses to accept that role, then under the provisions of the Employment Rights Act the... read more »

Page 52 of 59« First...102030...5051525354...Last »