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New Acas guidance – Supporting parents with ill or premature babies

New Acas guidance – Supporting parents with ill or premature babies

New advice has been published today by Acas to assist employers in supporting staff who have given birth to premature or ill babies...

New Acas research paper – Supporting trans employees in the workplace

New Acas research paper – Supporting trans employees in the workplace

Acas have published a new research paper on supporting trans employees in the workplace...

Suitable Alternative Employment

Suitable Alternative Employment

A question that we are being asked more often is how to assess whether, in a redundancy situation, a role can be declared as suitable alternative employment, meaning that if the employee unreasonably refuses to accept the role, they would no longer be entitled to a redundancy payment...

10 tips for ensuring effective equal opportunities training

10 tips for ensuring effective equal opportunities training

All employers are under a duty to ensure that discrimination does not occur in the workplace. Having a clear Equal Opportunities Policy and conducting training on the policy for employees can help to set expectations around behaviour and minimise the risk of legal claims...

Holiday Pay Update: Voluntary Overtime

Holiday Pay Update: Voluntary Overtime

Following our updates on holiday pay on 12 September 2016 and 2nd March 2017 (see the links to those updates here: https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-the-basics- and https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-update), we now have a ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case Dudley...

Employment update – Tribunal fees

Employment update – Tribunal fees

The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Unison against the legality of the current system of employment tribunal fees. The Supreme Court held that the fees regime, introduced in 2013, is unlawful because the fees are not set at an affordable level and effectively prevent access to justice in...

A quick guide to employment status

A quick guide to employment status

Companies often engage people to carry out work in a number of different ways, depending on the nature of the work involved and the type of relationship that they want to have. However, it is crucial that companies ensure they are putting the right contracts in place with each person. Different...

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Review) was published last week. Commissioned by Theresa May shortly after she became Prime Minister last summer, the independent review examined how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models,...

10 tips for managing sickness absence

10 tips for managing sickness absence

We understand that managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. It is important, however, to manage absences pro-actively, reasonably and fairly. To assist employers we have put together our top 10 tips...

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – 'Political uncertainty means HR issues hang in the balance'

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – 'Political uncertainty means HR issues hang in the balance'

The UK general election on 8 June produced a surprise result for many. In a bruising result the Conservatives lost their overall majority, leaving them to form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). At the time of going to press a deal had just been finalised...

General Election 2017 – A week on

General Election 2017 – A week on

We are now a week on from waking up to a hung parliament and in many respects there is still a large degree of uncertainty about what might happen next...

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

The answer is possibly – an Employment Tribunal has just upheld a claim of direct sex discrimination from a male employee who complained that he did not receive full pay during a period of shared parental leave, when the employer offered female employees on maternity leave up to 14 weeks’ full...

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