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One of the most important relationships within an organisation is the one between HR and their legal support.
2nd Sep 2019 by Peter Byrne in Insight
Employers quite often have to request medical reports when they are dealing with long or short-term absences or an employee who has a disability.
15th Aug 2019 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
Employee Relations (ER) teams have it hard enough, without the further flood of cases following the latest indiscretion of a manager who has taken matters into their own hands.
6th Jul 2019 by Peter Byrne in Insight
Recruiting and retaining the right talent to establish an effective management team can take time for any organisation to master – especially when difficult decisions need to be made.
24th Jun 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Insight
A recent ECJ decision has raised serious concerns as to whether the UK’s record keeping rules comply with the Working Time Directive. The ECJ confirmed that all employers in EU member states should be required to establish an objective, reliable and accessible system for measuring their...
11th Jun 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
The number of current and historic sexual misconduct complaints continues to rise throughout 2019, in all walks of the employment law landscape. It is an issue that affects the workplace, and one which the employer needs to be particularly sensitive to.
30th May 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
1. The government’s ‘Good work plan’, published in December 2018, made a commitment to increase the penalties for employers that repeatedly breach their employment law obligations. Tribunals have the power to impose a £5,000 ‘aggravated breach’ penalty on...
2nd Apr 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
Acas has published new guidance on age discrimination for employers. Age discrimination at work – treating someone unfairly because of age – is against the law apart from in very limited circumstances...
14th Feb 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
A new "self-employed plus" arrangement between Hermes and its couriers will provide the couriers with individually negotiated pay rates allowing them to earn at least £8.55 per hour, plus holiday pay for up to 28 days a year on a pro rata basis...
13th Feb 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
One of our previous blogs 'Payslips and Variable Pay' highlighted forthcoming legislation that makes changes to the obligations on employers to provide payslips to staff. In December, new guidance was published to help employers understand the new legislation...
18th Jan 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
The recent CJEU decision in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu shows that employers are required to “diligently” bring to the attention of employees the fact that annual leave entitlement will be lost if not taken during the leave year...
8th Nov 2018 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates
Key points for employers to consider following the Budget announced on 29th October 2018...
31st Oct 2018 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates