Employment and HR Articles

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...

A Guide to Unfair DismissalSeptember 15, 2016

Only employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. The right does not extend, for example, to people who are self-employed, independent contractors, members...

Settlement AgreementsSeptember 15, 2016

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

Homeworking and an Employer’s DutiesSeptember 15, 2016

Since 30 June 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer continuously for 26 weeks have the right to ask their employer if they...

Religion or Belief Discrimination – What Constitutes a Philosophical Belief?September 15, 2016

When the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were first introduced, employees were protected from discrimination by reason of any 'religion, religious belief or...

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...

WhistleblowingSeptember 15, 2016

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) – often referred to as the ‘Whistleblowing’ Act – was introduced in the wake of various workplace scandals...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s DutiesSeptember 15, 2016

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its sixteenth absence management survey, carried out in partnership with Simplyhealth. This...

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