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Employment law round up: Discrimination claims at tribunal

To keep you up to date with relevant developments in employment law, we’ve drafted a summary of some of the most recent cases and what they mean for your employment practices. This includes examples of the importance of following fair procedures and policies to treat all employees equally and avoid discrimination claims. We also look […]

How to avoid unfair dismissal claims when employees “blow the whistle”

Blowing the Whistle There have been a number of high profile whistleblowing cases in the media recently, with disclosures being reported across different industries, from sexual harassment, to malpractice in the NHS. A number of these cases have been scrutinised for the poor treatment of whistleblowers, and the incorrect use of non-disclosure agreements to keep them silent. […]

European Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme: What can employers communicate?

Brexit has been the controversial word on everybody’s lips since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Some political commentators have warned that societal apathy is becoming dangerous as people tire of hearing about Brexit, choosing to sleepwalk towards the March 29th leave date. UK employers, however, do not […]

Employment Law Updates 2019

Employment law updates for 2019

The first month of the year is a great opportunity to look forward to the year ahead, and put plans in place to achieve your goals. So that your 2019 HR plans can be designed with upcoming employment law updates in mind, we’ve taken a look at the changes anticipated for the year ahead and […]

Employment Law developments

Five Key Employment Law Developments from 2018

In 2018 we saw a number of important employment law developments challenge the way that companies operate, and encourage employers to be more transparent, accountable and meet new expectations. We have summarised the top five developments of last year below. 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between […]

Recap of 2017

Recap of 2017

In 2017 we saw a number of proposed changes to legislation and tribunal cases which will impact the workforce going forward as we enter 2018. Here we recap over these important points and consider the impact they are likely to have on employment and the wider workforce. Getting ready for the GDPR: As 2017 has drawn […]

Queen’s Speech offers employers a ‘heads up’ on legislative changes

The Queen’s Speech and employment The Queen’s Speech summarised the government’s legislative programme for the next two years and in effect provides employers with a ‘heads up’ on proposals that may affect their businesses. These are our key takeaways. Brexit dominates Perhaps unsurprisingly, a major focus of the speech was Brexit. The Queen opened by […]

After the election: Where next for employment rights?

With the General Election behind us (for now) and resulting in a hung parliament, we consider what the outcome could mean for employers and employees in regards to employment rights. The Conservative Party remains in power for the time being as a minority government but we’ll have to wait and see how their manifesto promises […]

5 pitfalls to avoid when hiring a new member of staff

Recruiting a new member of staff can be a lengthy and expensive process.  There’s the cost of placing the advert itself, the time it takes to sift through the CVs, interview candidates, draft contractual documentation and obtain references. Since you’ve invested this effort the last thing you want is to fall foul of any potential […]

Employment law changes to look out for in 2017

2017 will bring with it a number of employment law changes that may affect you. So that you can be prepared, please take a look at our summary of these changes below. Apprenticeship Levy The apprenticeship levy applies to companies with a pay bill of over £3 million and comes into effect on the 6th […]