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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.

A happy compromise

17 June 2010 by Nicola Brown

Sometimes employers realise that offering an employee a quick settlement to terminate their employment can be a better way of managing a situation.  Usually the end result is that the employee signs a Compromise Agreement. But how do you broach the subject and start settlement discussions? The law recognises that it is necessary... read more »

A healthy approach to sickies

7 June 2010 by Nicola Brown

While the fact that sickness absence is reducing has to be good news for employers (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9115226), absence still has a significant cost to all organisations in both the private and public sector, and there is still a need for it to reduce much further. Genuine or not, absence costs money - in... read more »

Smells like team spirit?

21 May 2010 by Nicola Brown

If articles such as this one http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100521/tbs-warning-over-plague-of-world-cup-sic-327c223.html are correct, then employers may need to keep a close eye on staff absence levels this summer. As with any short-term absence, it can be difficult to take action if you suspect abuse of the system - how can you say whether someone is genuinely ill? To try... read more »

What impact will the outcome of the General Election have on employment law?

26 April 2010 by Nicola Brown

The employment law landscape will of course be different depending on who succeeds at the polls on 6th May. If they were to remain in Government, the Labour Party plan to enact the Equality Act, which received Royal Assent in April 2010. The Act would come into effect in October 2010. In addition, Labour... read more »

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