Employment and HR Articles

National Minimum Wage and Statutory Pay RatesFebruary 17, 2017

The following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into effect on 1 April 2017: The...

Staff Handbooks and Contractual RightsFebruary 17, 2017

It is not uncommon for employees’ contracts of employment to expressly incorporate the staff handbook, although much of its contents will refer to policy matters...

Employee Rest BreaksFebruary 17, 2017

Employers Must Be Proactive to Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks Except in certain circumstances, an adult worker whose daily working time is more than six hours...

Early Conciliation – How Does it Work?February 17, 2017

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Religious Discrimination ClaimsFebruary 17, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was asked to rule in four UK cases in which Christian employees claimed to have suffered discrimination at...

Dealing with Employee AbsenceFebruary 17, 2017

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive for businesses. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's 2016 annual survey report on Absence Management,...

In Brief: Acas E-learning ModulesFebruary 17, 2017

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) offers useful electronic learning modules on a variety of topics. These include: starting work; discipline and grievance; equality...

Vicarious Liability in the WorkplaceFebruary 17, 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled in two cases that dealt with the vicarious liability of employers for incidents that took place at work. Employee's Extreme Acts In...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to DoSeptember 15, 2016

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

Tougher Rules on Illegal Working Now In ForceSeptember 15, 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 contains a wide range of measures, including new rules intended to crack down on businesses that employ those who do not...

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